Käännettävä sana (suomeksi tai englanniksi):
- (qualifier, of areas of study and literature) difficult, Difficult, obscure; particularly:
- abstruse, Abstruse, profound, difficult to grasp
- * '''1619''', John Bainbridge, ''Astronomicall description of the late comet'', 42
- *: I hope this new Messenger from Heaven, Heauen doth bring happy, happie tidings of some munificent and liberall Patron... by whose gracious bounty, bountie the most '''recondite''' mysteries of this abstruse and divine, diuine science shall at length be manifested.
- * '''''ante'' 1894''', (w, Robert Louis Stevenson), ''Amateur Emigrant'' (1895), 40
- *: Humanly speaking, it is a more important matter to play the fiddle, even badly, than to write huge works upon '''recondite''' subjects.
- esoteric, Esoteric, little known; secret
- * '''1644''', John Bulwer, ''Chirologia: or The naturall language of the hand. Whereunto is added Chironomic or the Art of manuall rhetoricke'', 137
- *: There was in the man much learning, and that of the more inward & '''recondit''', a great Antiquary, and one that had a certain large possession of Divine and human, Humane laws, Lawes.
- * '''1722''', F. Lee, ''Epistolary Discourses'', 41
- *: The Apostle Paul had taken up many things out of these '''Recondite''' and Apocryphal Writings.
- * '''1817''', (w, Samuel Taylor Coleridge), ''Biographia Literaria'', I. iii. 65
- *: [Of Southey:] I look in vain for any writer who has conveyed so much information, from so many and such '''recondite''' sources.
- * '''1849''', (w, Herman Melville), ''Mardi: and A Voyage Thither'', II. §67
- *: But I beseech thee, wise Doxodox! instruct me in thy dialectics, that I may embrace thy more '''recondite''' lore.
- * '''1921''', (w, Joseph Conrad), ''Secret Agent'', Preface in ''Works'', VIII. page xvii
- *: Suggestions for certain personages... came from various sources which... some reader may have recognized. They are not very '''recondite'''.
- * '''1948''', (w, William Somerset Maugham), ''Catalina'', xv. 83
- *: He was never at a loss for a '''recondite''' allusion.
- * '''1992''' Autumn, ''American Scholar'', 576/1
- *: It was hardly foreordained that a poor orphan from darkest Brittany... working in the '''recondite''' realms of Semitic philology, should play such a role in his time.
- * '''2004''', Alexander McCall Smith, ''Sunday Philosophy Club'', xxi. 224
- *: While oenophiles resorted to '''recondite''' adjectives, whisky [sic] nosers spoke the language of everyday life.
- (qualifier, of writers) deliberately, Deliberately obscure; employing abstruse or esoteric allusions or references
- * '''1788''', Vicesimus Knox, ''Winter Evenings'', II. v. i. 109
- *: They afford a lesson to the modern metaphysical and '''recondite''' writers not to overvalue their works.
- * '''1817''', (w, Samuel Taylor Coleridge), ''Biographia literaria; or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions'', II. xxii. 172
- *: In the play of fancy, w:William Wordsworth, Wordsworth, to my feelings, is not always graceful and sometimes '''recondite'''.
- * '''2004''' Autumn, ''American Scholar'', 129
- *: The voices of '''recondite''' writers quoted at length, forgotten storytellers weaving narratives, obscure scholars savaging one another.
- (qualifier, of scholars) learned, Learnèd, having mastery over one's field, including its esoteric minutiæ
- * '''1836''', (w, Edward Bulwer-Lytton), "Sir Thomas Browne" in ''The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Sir Edward Lytton'' (1841), [http://books.google.ca/books?id=9BUqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41 II, 41]
- *: It is delightful to see this '''recondite''' scholar — this contemplative and refining dreamer — in the centre of his happy nor unworthy household.
- * '''1891''', George T. Ferris, ''The Great German Composers''
- *: [Of w:Johann Sebastian Bach, J.S. Bach
]: Our musician rapidly became known far and wide throughout the musical centres of Germany as a learned and '''recondite''' composer.
- * '''1998''', (w, Gene H. Bell-Villada), ''Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life'', [http://books.google.ca/books?id=5Or0obOty08C&pg=PA1 1]
- *: Cousin's lectures take their initial cue from the weighty treatises of a remote, '''recondite''' thinker named (w, Immanuel Kant).
- (label, en, as a general term, somewhat, _, archaic, _, ; as a term in, _, botany, _, and, _, entomology, obscure, rare) hidden, Hidden or removed from view
- (label, en, zoology, rare) shy, Shy, avoiding notice (particularly human notice)
- (label, en, obscure, rare, transitive) to hide, cover up, conceal