- novated lease,
- novaya zemlya,
Origin of novel1
Origin of novel2
- an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials.
- Usually Novels, imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
Origin of novel3
Examples from the Web for novel
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.
He was not originally so uninhibited, however, as can now be seen in his “lost” novel, Skylight.
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
In fact, I wrote 212 pages of a novel called The Discovery of Sex that was bought, and I pulled it.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By-and-by the novel had written itself in full, and another was unfolding.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
The key-note to her character is in this novel she grabbed as she hastily packed her bag—‘The Madness of May.’The Madness of May|Meredith Nicholson
This novel motion was received on the part of all who heard it with shouts of laughter and applause.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Novel spectacle was this on the wild and primitive shore of Florida.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
But, so novel was the situation, the farmer had constantly to be reminded of his authority.
Word Origin for novel
Word Origin for novel
"new, strange, unusual," early 15c., but little used before 1600, from Old French novel, nouvel "new, young, fresh, recent; additional; early, soon" (Modern French nouveau, fem. nouvelle), from Latin novellus "new, young, recent," diminutive of novus "new" (see new).
"fictitious narrative," 1560s, from Italian novella "short story," originally "new story," from Latin novella "new things" (cf. Middle French novelle, French nouvelle), neuter plural or fem. of novellus (see novel (adj.)). Originally "one of the tales or short stories in a collection" (especially Boccaccio's), later (1630s) "long work of fiction," works which had before that been called romances.
A novel is like a violin bow; the box which gives off the sounds is the soul of the reader. [Stendhal, "Life of Henri Brulard"]
A long, fictional narration in prose. Great Expectations and Huckleberry Finn are novels, as are War and Peace and Lord of the Flies.