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The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

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Published by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English

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FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8150592M
ISBN 100788191616
ISBN 109780788191619

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Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of o English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing on the core words in contemporary English, The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is both a diverting browse and a thinking person's Bible. Description: This volume of A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language completely updates the classic reference work first published in Skeat provides a staggering number of words, including those most frequently used in . With o entries, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to word origins available in paperback. Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, it contains a wealth of /5(59). His Etymological Dictionary, the first of its kind, was published in , and the Concise edition two years later. Skeat's researches inspired those of later philologists and lexicographers such as James Murray, C.T. Onions and Eric Partridge, and his astonishing detective work into the origins and development of the world's most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility and richness/5(19).

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