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  • ge? (Jewish document)

    Get, Jewish document of divorce written in Aramaic according to a prescribed formula. Orthodox and Conservative Jews recognize it as the only valid instrument for severing a marriage bond. Rabbinic courts outside Israel, recognizing the need to comply with civil laws regulating divorce and s

  • get (Jewish document)

    Get, Jewish document of divorce written in Aramaic according to a prescribed formula. Orthodox and Conservative Jews recognize it as the only valid instrument for severing a marriage bond. Rabbinic courts outside Israel, recognizing the need to comply with civil laws regulating divorce and s

  • Get a Grip (album by Aerosmith)

    Aerosmith: The band followed with Get a Grip (1993), an album that generated a pair of Grammys for the singles “Livin’ on the Edge” and “Crazy.” During this time, Aerosmith was a constant presence on MTV, and the group won numerous music video awards. The band’s next release, Nine Lives…

  • Get a Life (American television program)

    Charlie Kaufman: …the quirky television situation comedy Get a Life (1990), which starred Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy.

  • Get a Life (novel by Gordimer)

    Nadine Gordimer: Gordimer addressed environmental issues in Get a Life (2005), the story of a South African ecologist who, after receiving thyroid treatment, becomes radioactive and hence dangerous to others. Her final novel, No Time like the Present (2012), follows veterans of the battle against apartheid as they deal with the issues…

  • Get Behind Me Satan (album by the White Stripes)

    the White Stripes: …another Grammy for their album Get Behind Me Satan (2005), and the song “Icky Thump,” from their album of the same name (2007), became the band’s first Top 40 hit on the Billboard singles chart. In addition, Icky Thump was the White Stripes’ third recording to earn the Grammy for…

  • Get Closer (album by Urban)

    Keith Urban: He followed it with Get Closer (2010), Fuse (2013), Ripcord (2016), and Graffiti U (2018). Urban’s cross-genre appeal was further solidified when he joined the cast (2013–16) of the reality singing-competition show American Idol as one of its judges.

  • Get Hard (film by Cohen [2015])

    Will Ferrell: In the racially charged satire Get Hard (2015), Ferrell played a hedge-fund manager who, after being framed for insider trading, looks to a black employee (Kevin Hart) for assistance on learning how to survive in prison. He played a hapless stepfather whose relationship with his stepchildren is challenged by the…

  • Get Him to the Greek (film by Stoller [2010])

    Sean Combs: …record executive in the comedy Get Him to the Greek (2010) and a sports agent in the football drama Draft Day (2014). His television credits included the 2008 adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and guest appearances on various shows. In 2016 he served as an…

  • Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (album by Rollins)

    Henry Rollins: … for best spoken-word album for Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (1994). His popular Harmony in My Head radio show, which debuted in 2004, served as an outlet for his eclectic taste in music, and The Henry Rollins Show (2006–07) was a unique twist on the…

  • Get Lifted (album by Legend)

    John Legend: …produced was Legend’s major-label debut, Get Lifted, released in the final week of 2004. Buoyed by the ballad “Ordinary People,” the album rose up European and American popular-music and rhythm-and-blues charts. It garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and won for best R&amp;B album and best male R&amp;B vocal performance. In…

  • Get Low (film by Schneider [2009])

    Robert Duvall: …in the whimsical Depression-era comedy Get Low (2009). He later portrayed a sagacious rancher in the inspirational golf drama Seven Days in Utopia (2011), a shooting-range owner in the action movie Jack Reacher (2012), and a judge accused of vehicular homicide in The Judge (2014). Duvall received his fourth Academy…

  • Get on the Bus (film by Lee [1996])

    Ossie Davis: … (1997), the Spike Lee films Get on the Bus (1996) and She Hate Me (2004), and a recurring character in 2004–05 on the series The L Word. The recipients of numerous honours, Davis and Dee were jointly awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1995 and a Kennedy Center Honor…

  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (film by Blier [1978])
  • Get Ready (album by New Order)

    Joy Division/New Order: …recording, New Order returned with Get Ready (2001), a solid collection of guitar-driven tracks that eschewed the dance anthem model that had typified their later releases. Less well-received was Waiting for the Sirens’ Call (2005), an unremarkable return to the disco sound of the mid-1990s. Bassist Hook, who had drifted…

  • Get Scraped (album by Deadmau5)

    Deadmau5: …released his debut full-length album, Get Scraped, under the name Deadmau5 through the San Francisco-based ZOOLOOK records in 2005. His second album, Vexillology (2006), featured a glitchy sound inspired by 8-bit video games and an approach reminiscent of 1990s electronica.

  • Get Shorty (American television series)

    Ray Romano: …a washed-up movie producer in Get Shorty (2017– ). His first comedy special in over two decades, Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner, premiered on Netflix in 2019. That same year Romano was cast in the movie Paddleton, playing a bachelor whose similarly unmarried friend is diagnosed with a…

  • Get Shorty (film by Sonnenfeld [1995])

    James Gandolfini: … (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), and Get Shorty (1995).

  • Get Smart (film by Segal [2008])

    Steve Carell: …adaptation of the television series Get Smart. In 2010 Carell starred opposite Tina Fey in Date Night, a comedy about mistaken identity, and he played a cheerfully oblivious misfit in the screwball comedy Dinner for Schmucks. That year he also provided the voice of Gru, a super-villain who plots to…

  • Get Smart (American television series)

    Mel Brooks: Early life and work: …and Buck Henry then created Get Smart (1965–70), a television situation comedy spoofing the espionage genre popularized by the James Bond films.

  • Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! (album by the Rolling Stones)

    the Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street: …Fingers (1971) plus the in-concert Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! (1970), it gave them the repertoire and image that still defines them and on which they have continued to trade ever since: an incendiary blend of sex, drugs, Satanism, and radical politics delivered with their patented fusion of Jagger’s ironic distance…

  • geta (footwear)

    dress: Japan: …slippers, and wooden clogs (geta) worn with the tabi, a sock with a separate section for the big toe.

  • Geta, Publius Septimius (Roman emperor [died 212])

    Publius Septimius Geta, Roman emperor from 209 to 211, jointly with his father, Septimius Severus (reigned 193–211), and his brother, Caracalla (reigned 198–217). The younger son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he was given the title caesar on Jan. 28, 198, when his elder brother Caracalla

  • Getae (people)

    Getae, an ancient people of Thracian origin, inhabiting the banks of the lower Danube region and nearby plains. First appearing in the 6th century bc, the Getae were subjected to Scythian influence and were known as expert mounted archers and devotees of the deity Zalmoxis. Although the daughter

  • Getafe (Spain)

    Getafe, city, south-central Madrid provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), central Spain. Notable buildings include a large Piarist seminary and the 16th-century Church of Santa María Magdalena, built in the austere style of Juan de Herrera. In the vicinity, the Hill of

  • Getaway, The (album by Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    Red Hot Chili Peppers: …for its 11th studio album, The Getaway (2016). In 2012 the Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Getaway, The (film by Peckinpah [1972])

    Sam Peckinpah: Bloody Sam: …responded with the gritty thriller The Getaway (1972). Based on a novel by Jim Thompson, it starred McQueen as a prisoner who is paroled on the condition that he rob a bank, but, after being double-crossed, he goes on the run with his wife (Ali MacGraw). Superbly plotted and highly…

  • Getaz toe (knitting)

    textile: Weft knitting: In the Getaz toe, the seam is placed under the toes instead of on top of them.

  • geteilte Himmel, Der (novel by Wolf)

    Christa Wolf: …novel, Der geteilte Himmel (1963; Divided Heaven; filmed 1964), established her reputation. This work explores the political and romantic conflicts of Rita and Manfred. He defects to West Berlin for greater personal and professional freedom, and she, after a brief stay with him, rejects the West and returns to East…

  • Gethsemane (garden, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem)

    Gethsemane, garden across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives (Hebrew Har ha-Zetim), a mile-long ridge paralleling the eastern part of Jerusalem, where Jesus is said to have prayed on the night of his arrest before his Crucifixion. The name Gethsemane (Hebrew gat shemanim, “oil press”)

  • Getians (people)

    Getae, an ancient people of Thracian origin, inhabiting the banks of the lower Danube region and nearby plains. First appearing in the 6th century bc, the Getae were subjected to Scythian influence and were known as expert mounted archers and devotees of the deity Zalmoxis. Although the daughter

  • Getica (work by Jordanes)

    Germanic religion and mythology: Early medieval records: …great importance survives before the Getica, a history of the Goths written by the Gothic historian Jordanes c. 550; it was based on a larger (lost) work of Cassiodorus, which also incorporated the earlier work of Ablavius. The Getica incorporates valuable records of Gothic tradition, the origin of the Goths,…

  • Geto-Dacian (people)

    Getae: Their culture is sometimes called Geto-Dacian.

  • getreue Music-Meister, Der (music periodical)

    Georg Philipp Telemann: Life: …sonatas); the first music periodical, Der getreue Music-Meister (1728–29; containing 70 compositions); Der harmonische Gottesdienst (1725–26; 72 church cantatas); and 36 fantasias for harpsichord.

  • gett (Jewish document)

    Get, Jewish document of divorce written in Aramaic according to a prescribed formula. Orthodox and Conservative Jews recognize it as the only valid instrument for severing a marriage bond. Rabbinic courts outside Israel, recognizing the need to comply with civil laws regulating divorce and s

  • Gettier, Edmund L. (American philosopher)

    epistemology: Plato: …century, when the American philosopher Edmund L. Gettier produced a startling counterexample. Suppose that Kathy knows Oscar very well. Kathy is walking across the mall, and Oscar is walking behind her, out of sight. In front of her, Kathy sees someone walking toward her who looks exactly like Oscar. Unbeknownst…

  • Getting Gladstone’s Collar Up (cartoon by Furniss)

    Harry Furniss: …example is the strip cartoon “Getting Gladstone’s Collar Up.” He also designed a famous commercial “tramp” poster for a brand of soap (“I used your soap two years ago and have not used any other since”). Strongly critical of the Royal Academy, he held in 1887 an exhibition of parodies…

  • Getting Mother’s Body (novel by Parks)

    Suzan-Lori Parks: Parks’s first novel, Getting Mother’s Body, was published in 2003.

  • Getting of Wisdom, The (work by Richardson)

    Henry Handel Richardson: Her second novel, The Getting of Wisdom (1910), is an account of her life at the boarding school in Melbourne. On completing it she began the trilogy that occupied the next 20 years of her life, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1930; Australia Felix, 1917; The Way Home,…

  • Getting to Happy (novel by McMillan)

    Terry McMillan: …The Interruption of Everything (2005); Getting to Happy (2010), a sequel to Waiting to Exhale; Who Asked You? (2013); and I Almost Forgot About You (2016). McMillan edited Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990). She also wrote the nonfiction work It’s OK If You’re Clueless: And 23…

  • Getting, Ivan A. (American scientist)

    Ivan A. Getting, American scientist (born Jan. 18, 1912, New York, N.Y.—died Oct. 11, 2003, Coronado, Calif.), conceived and helped develop what became the Global Positioning System while serving (1960–77) as founding president of Aerospace Corp. Using satellite transmitters and atomic clocks to p

  • Gettleman, Estelle Scher (American actress)

    Estelle Getty, (Estelle Scher Gettleman), American actress, (born July 25, 1923, New York, N.Y.—died July 22, 2008, Los Angeles, Calif.), earned a legion of fans and seven straight Emmy Award nominations (1986–92; she won in 1988) for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo, the tiny sharp-tongued

  • Getty Center (building, Los Angeles, California, United States)

    Los Angeles: Museums: …Museum, with locations at the Getty Center in Los Angeles (designed by Richard Meier; 1997) and the Getty Villa in Malibu (opened 2006); and the three locations of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA; founded 1979)—MOCA Grand Avenue, designed by Isozaki Arata (1986), the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (1984), in…

  • Getty Museum, J. Paul (museum, California, United States)

    J. Paul Getty Museum, museum and research centre established by oil tycoon J. Paul Getty as a home for his collections of artworks. It comprises two locations in Los Angeles: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The former houses a collection of antiquities, while the latter exhibits European art

  • Getty Oil Company (American company)

    J. Paul Getty: …a controlling interest in the Getty Oil Company and in nearly 200 other concerns.

  • Getty Trust (American foundation)

    Getty Trust, private operating foundation that was founded by the American oil billionaire J. Paul Getty in 1953 for the purpose of establishing the J. Paul Getty Museum, which opened to the public in 1954. The Getty Trust has become a multibillion-dollar philanthropic foundation dedicated to

  • Getty Villa (building, Malibu, California, United States)

    J. Paul Getty Museum: …locations in Los Angeles: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The former houses a collection of antiquities, while the latter exhibits European art and international photography.

  • Getty, Estelle (American actress)

    Estelle Getty, (Estelle Scher Gettleman), American actress, (born July 25, 1923, New York, N.Y.—died July 22, 2008, Los Angeles, Calif.), earned a legion of fans and seven straight Emmy Award nominations (1986–92; she won in 1988) for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo, the tiny sharp-tongued

  • Getty, J. Paul (American industrialist)

    J. Paul Getty, American oil billionaire reputed to be the richest man in the world at the time of his death. He owned a controlling interest in the Getty Oil Company and in nearly 200 other concerns. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 1913, Getty bought and sold oil leases near

  • Getty, Jean Paul (American industrialist)

    J. Paul Getty, American oil billionaire reputed to be the richest man in the world at the time of his death. He owned a controlling interest in the Getty Oil Company and in nearly 200 other concerns. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 1913, Getty bought and sold oil leases near

  • Getty, Sir J. Paul, Jr. (British-American philanthropist)

    Sir J. Paul Getty, Jr., American-born British philanthropist (born Sept. 7, 1932, Italy—died April 17, 2003, London, Eng.), after years of bohemian dissipation, devoted his later life to doing good works with his inherited fortune. In 1959 Getty’s father, J. Paul Getty, Sr., put him in charge of t

  • Getty, Sir John Paul, Jr. (British-American philanthropist)

    Sir J. Paul Getty, Jr., American-born British philanthropist (born Sept. 7, 1932, Italy—died April 17, 2003, London, Eng.), after years of bohemian dissipation, devoted his later life to doing good works with his inherited fortune. In 1959 Getty’s father, J. Paul Getty, Sr., put him in charge of t

  • Gettys-town (Pennsylvania, United States)

    Gettysburg, borough (town), Adams county, southern Pennsylvania, U.S., 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Harrisburg, just north of the Maryland border. Laid out in the 1780s by James Gettys and called Gettys-town, it was renamed in 1800 when it became the county seat and was incorporated in 1806.

  • Gettysburg (Pennsylvania, United States)

    Gettysburg, borough (town), Adams county, southern Pennsylvania, U.S., 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Harrisburg, just north of the Maryland border. Laid out in the 1780s by James Gettys and called Gettys-town, it was renamed in 1800 when it became the county seat and was incorporated in 1806.

  • Gettysburg Address (work by Lincoln)

    Gettysburg Address, world-famous speech delivered by U.S. Pres. Abraham Lincoln at the dedication (November 19, 1863) of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (July 1–3, 1863). The main address at the dedication ceremony

  • Gettysburg College (college, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Gettysburg College, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Though it is affiliated with the Lutheran church, the college maintains a policy of nonsectarian instruction. The college offers a liberal arts curriculum and awards bachelor’s degrees only.

  • Gettysburg National Cemetery (cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Adams: Soldiers’ Monument in Gettysburg National Cemetery marks the spot where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19, 1863).

  • Gettysburg National Military Park (national park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Gettysburg: …virtually a museum focusing on Gettysburg National Military Park, 9 square miles (23 square km) in area and site of the hallowed battlefield. The Soldiers’ National Monument in Gettysburg National Cemetery marks the spot where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863). There are more than 1,600…

  • Gettysburg, Battle of (American Civil War [1863])

    Battle of Gettysburg, (July 1–3, 1863), major engagement in the American Civil War, fought 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that was a crushing Southern defeat. It is generally regarded as the turning point of the war and has probably been more intensively studied and

  • Getxo (Spain)

    Getxo, city, suburb of Bilbao, Vizcaya provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Basque Country, northern Spain. It is located near where the Nervión River empties into the Bay of Biscay and includes four barrios (city districts): Algorta, Las Arenas, Neguri, and

  • Getz, Stan (American musician)

    Stan Getz, American jazz tenor saxophonist, perhaps the best-known musician of jazz’s “cool school,” noted for his mellow, lush tone. Getz began studying the saxophone at age 13 and made his professional debut at 15. He played with the bands of Jack Teagarden, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Benny

  • Getz, Stanley (American musician)

    Stan Getz, American jazz tenor saxophonist, perhaps the best-known musician of jazz’s “cool school,” noted for his mellow, lush tone. Getz began studying the saxophone at age 13 and made his professional debut at 15. He played with the bands of Jack Teagarden, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Benny

  • Geulincx, Arnold (Flemish philosopher)

    Arnold Geulincx, Flemish metaphysician, logician, and leading exponent of a philosophical doctrine known as occasionalism based on the work of René Descartes, as extended to include a comprehensive ethical theory. Geulincx studied philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Leuven

  • Geum (plant)

    Avens, (genus Geum), genus of about 50 species of perennial flowering plants in the rose family (Rosaceae). Most of the species occur in the north or south temperate zone or in the Arctic, and several are cultivated for their white, red, orange, or yellow flowers. Avens rarely grow more than 60 cm

  • Geum River (river, South Korea)

    K?m River, river, southwestern South Korea. It rises east of Ch?nju in North Ch?lla do (province) and flows north-northwest through North Ch’ungch’?ng do, where it turns southwest and empties into the Yellow Sea at Kunsan. The K?m River is 249 miles (401 km) long and is navigable for 81 miles (130

  • Geuzen (Dutch history)

    Geuzen, the largely Calvinist Dutch guerrilla and privateering forces whose military actions initiated the Netherlands’ revolt against Spanish rule (1568–1609). The term was first applied derisively to the lesser nobility who, together with some of the great Netherlands magnates, in 1566 petitioned

  • GeV (unit of measurement)

    particle accelerator: Accelerating particles: …volts (MeV, or million eV), gigaelectron volts (GeV, or billion eV), or teraelectron volts (TeV, or trillion eV).

  • Geva, Tamara (American ballerina and actress)

    Tamara Geva, Russian-born American actress and ballerina who performed with the Soviet State Dancers and Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes before introducing (1927) the works of choreographer George Balanchine, to whom she was briefly married, to the New York City stage; she later hung up her ballet

  • Gevaert Photo-Producten NV (Belgian company)

    Agfa-Gevaert NV: …of Leverkusen, West Germany, and Gevaert Photo-Producten NV of Mortsel, Belgium. The merger established twin operating companies, one German (Agfa-Gevaert AG) and one Belgian (Gevaert-Agfa NV, which in 1971 became Agfa-Gevaert NV). Long known for its development and production of photographic film and photofinishing equipment, Agfa sold its consumer film…

  • Gévaudan (region, France)

    Gévaudan, ancient region of France, formerly located in the southern province of Languedoc and corresponding to most of the modern département of Lozère. A Roman community called Civitas Gabalitana, or Gabalitanus Pagus, it was occupied by the Visigoths in 472 and later became part of the Frankish

  • Gévaudan, Beast of (legendary animal)

    Gévaudan: …roaming ground of a mysterious Beast of Gévaudan (Bête du Gévaudan), which inspired much popular literature and contemporary excitement. It appeared suddenly in 1765 and, in three years, allegedly attacked and devoured some 50 persons before it was killed by a peasant named Jean Chastel. The beast was doubtfully identified…

  • Gevergeyev, Tamara (American ballerina and actress)

    Tamara Geva, Russian-born American actress and ballerina who performed with the Soviet State Dancers and Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes before introducing (1927) the works of choreographer George Balanchine, to whom she was briefly married, to the New York City stage; she later hung up her ballet

  • Gevers, Maria Theresia Carolina Fanny (Belgian writer)

    Marie Gevers, Belgian novelist and poet whose works, almost without exception, evoke Kempenland, a rural area in which she spent most of her life; her family estate, Missembourg, was situated near Antwerp. Gevers first wrote lyrical poems inspired by the everyday incidents of her tranquil life;

  • Gevers, Marie (Belgian writer)

    Marie Gevers, Belgian novelist and poet whose works, almost without exception, evoke Kempenland, a rural area in which she spent most of her life; her family estate, Missembourg, was situated near Antwerp. Gevers first wrote lyrical poems inspired by the everyday incidents of her tranquil life;

  • gewel (African troubadour-historian)

    Griot, West African troubadour-historian. The griot profession is hereditary and has long been a part of West African culture. The griots’ role has traditionally been to preserve the genealogies, historical narratives, and oral traditions of their people; praise songs are also part of the griot’s

  • gewere (Germanic law)

    Germanic law: Tribal Germanic institutions: …the law of property was gewere, or the power exercised by the owner, which did not clearly distinguish between legal title and physical control. Various forms of limited ownership were recognized. Land was treated differently from movables; originally it had belonged to each family collectively. Family ownership gradually developed into…

  • Gewitter, Das (work by Zollinger)

    Albin Zollinger: … (1940; “Panhandle”) and his novella Das Gewitter (1943; “The Thunderstorm”) are confrontations with the great movements of his epoch; and while his plots suffer from looseness, his language is rich and evocative.

  • gewu (Chinese philosophy)

    Confucianism: The Song masters: …By making special reference to gewu (“investigation of things”), he raised doubts about the appropriateness of focusing exclusively on the illumination of the mind in self-cultivation, as his brother seems to have done. The learning of the mind as advocated by Cheng Hao and the learning of the principle as…

  • Gewürztraminer (wine)

    Alsace: Geography: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sylvaner, Auxerrois, and Pinot Blanc are among the notable white wines produced. Colmar is the principal centre of the wine-growing region, whose vineyards extend in a narrow strip along the lower slopes of the Vosges west of the city. Parts of the alluvial plain…

  • Gexiang xinshu (work by Zhao Youqin)

    Zhao Youqin: His astronomical treatise Gexiang xinshu (“New Writing on the Symbol of Alteration”) presents his cosmological theory featuring a flat Earth inside a spherical Heaven, his explanation of the lunar and solar eclipses, and his experiments with a camera obscura to establish the relationship between the luminosity of an…

  • geya (Buddhism)

    a?gā: Geyya, or geya (a technical term meaning mixed prose and verse), sutta that incorporates gāthā (“verse”). Veyyākara?a (“explanation,” or “prophecy”), a category into which the whole Pāli Abhidhamma Pi?aka (“Basket of Special Doctrine”) has been placed, together with miscellaneous works. For the Sarvāstivāda (“Doctrine That…

  • Geyelin, Philip (American journalist)

    Philip Geyelin, American journalist and editor (born Feb. 27, 1923, Devon, Pa.—died Jan. 9, 2004, Washington, D.C.), gradually shifted the editorials in the Washington Post to an anti-Vietnam War stance from the pro-government position of Russ Wiggins, his predecessor as editor of the editorial p

  • Geygyol, Lake (lake, Azerbaijan)

    Azerbaijan: Relief, drainage, and soils: The large and scenic Lake Geygyol lies at an altitude of 5,138 feet.

  • geyi (Chinese Buddhism)

    Geyi, (Chinese: “matching the meanings”) in Chinese Buddhism, the practice of borrowing from Daoist and other philosophical texts phrases with which to explain their own ideas. According to tradition, geyi was first used by Zhu Faya, a student of many religions of the 4th century ce, as he came to

  • Geyl, Pieter (Dutch historian)

    Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian whose works on the Netherlands are highly respected both for their wealth of information and for their scholarly, incisive critical analysis. Geyl became interested in history after entering the University of Leiden, where, during his last year there (1911), he became

  • Geyr von Schweppenburg, Leo (German military officer)

    Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, German tank commander in World War II. Geyr joined the German army in 1904. He fought on several fronts in World War I and rose to the rank of captain. He remained in the army after the war, becoming a colonel in 1932 and serving as a German military attaché in London in

  • geyser (geology)

    Geyser, hot spring that intermittently spouts jets of steam and hot water. The term is derived from the Icelandic word geysir, meaning “to gush.” Geysers result from the heating of groundwater by shallow bodies of magma. They are generally associated with areas that have seen past volcanic

  • geyserite (mineral)

    silica mineral: Solubility of silica minerals: …silica results in formation of siliceous sinter or geyserite, as at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park in the western United States.

  • Geysir (geyser, Iceland)

    Geysir, geyser located in the Hauka valley (Haukadalur), southwestern Iceland. The spouting hot spring gave its name (in use since 1647) to similar phenomena around the world. It spouted boiling water at least as early as the 13th century, but since 1916 it has been relatively inactive because of a

  • Geystliches Gesangk-Buchleyn (collection of hymns)

    chorale: …of such melodies was the Geystliches Gesangk-Buchleyn (1524), edited by Johann Walther with a preface by Luther. From that time, the technique of chorale writing expanded and many collections were published. Luther’s own compositions include “Ein’ feste Burg” (“A Mighty Fortress”) and “Vom Himmel hoch” (“From Heaven High”), of which…

  • Geyuan milü jiefa (work by Minggantu)

    Minggantu: …an unfinished mathematical manuscript, the Geyuan milü jiefa (“Quick Methods for the Circle’s Division and Precise Ratio”), which his student Chen Jixin completed in 1774. The work was first published in 1839. Starting with infinite series expansions for sine, cosine, and π that had been introduced into China (without, however,…

  • geyya (Buddhism)

    a?gā: Geyya, or geya (a technical term meaning mixed prose and verse), sutta that incorporates gāthā (“verse”). Veyyākara?a (“explanation,” or “prophecy”), a category into which the whole Pāli Abhidhamma Pi?aka (“Basket of Special Doctrine”) has been placed, together with miscellaneous works. For the Sarvāstivāda (“Doctrine That…

  • Geyzing (India)

    Gyalsing, town, southwestern Sikkim state, northern India. Gezing lies just west of the Rangit River on the Rathong-Kalet interfluve. The town has a hospital, a rest house, a higher secondary school, a college affiliated with Sikkim University in Gangtok, and a small hydroelectric project. Pop.

  • Géza (Hungarian ruler)

    árpád dynasty: During the reign of Géza (972–997), árpád’s great-grandson, they established cordial relations with the West and acknowledged the authority of their king before the authority of their chieftains.

  • geza (Japanese music)

    Japanese music: Onstage music: …(debayashi) and offstage groups (geza). In plays derived from puppet dramas the gidayū musicians, called here the chobo, are placed on their traditional platform offstage left or behind a curtained alcove above the stage-left exit. If other genres are used, the performers are placed about the stage according to…

  • Geza I (king of Hungary)

    Ladislas I: …Hungary, he and his brother Géza refused to contest the throne against their cousin Salomon; however, they quarreled with him and drove him from the country (1073). Géza took the throne, and, on his death, in 1077, Ladislas succeeded him as king of Hungary.

  • Géza II (king of Hungary)

    Hungary: The early kings: …secrecy, and Béla’s eldest son, Géza II (1141–62), ruled thereafter unchallenged, but the succession of Géza’s son, Stephen III (1162–72), was disputed by two of his uncles, Ladislas II (1162–63) and Stephen IV (1163–65). Happily, the death of Stephen IV exhausted the supply of uncles, and Stephen III’s brother, Béla…

  • Gezao (Daoist sect)

    Daoism: Internal developments: …continued to prosper, while the Gezao sect flourished at the mountain of that name, in Jiangxi province. This was said to be the spot where the 3rd-century Immortal Ge Xuan had ascended to heaven; the sect looked to him as its founder, and it transmitted the Lingbao scriptures, which he…

  • Gezelle, Guido (Flemish poet and priest)

    Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest and poet who was one of the masters of 19th-century European lyric poetry. Gezelle was ordained in 1854 while already a teacher at Roeselare, where he remained until 1860. He worked to inspire his students with his religious, poetic, and Flemish-nationalist idealism.

  • Gezer (ancient city, Israel)

    Gezer, ancient royal Canaanite city, near present-day Ramla, Israel. Gezer is often mentioned in the Old Testament and in the Egyptian records of the New Kingdom, from Thutmose III (1479–26 bc) to Merneptah (1213–04 bc). Gezer was abandoned about 900 bc and was little occupied thereafter. The

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