Dictionary of Word Origins

Dictionary of Word Origins

[the Histories of More Than 8,000 English Language Words]

Book - 2011
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"The Dictionary of Word Origins uncovers the hidden and often surprising connection between words. Written in a clear and informative style, the more than 8,000 articles reveal the origins of and links between some of the most common English-language words. They also contain an extensive selection of words whose life histories are intrinsically fascinating or instructive. This dictionary shows how modern English has developed from its Indo-European roots and how the various influences on the language - from migration and invasion to exploration, trade, technology, and scholarship - have intermingled. It is an invaluable addition to any English or linguistics library."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2011
ISBN: 9781611450538
Branch Call Number: 422.03 AYT 2011
Characteristics: 582 pages.

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