An International Glossary of Place Name Elements (Hardback)
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An International Glossary of Place Name Elements (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 27/06/2005
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This glossary draws from over 300 languages to provide a glimpse into how ancient as well as current place names have originated. Perfect for the student of geography as well as the casual etymologist, Place Name Elements supplies the reader with comprehensive entries that cite examples of the use of many elements, as well as the language of origin, and the English equivalent. From Afrikaan to Zuni, this reference work has been painstakingly researched, and will prove an invaluable tool to everyone from the high school geography teacher to advanced onomasticians.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850408
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 261 x 181 x 23 mm


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A mild mannered medical technologist by day, Mann transmutes into a student of topographical onomastics when bitten by his interest in history and genealogy. Here he compiles elements of place-names that he has spent much time looking up in atlases, dictionaries, and gazetteers; along with their meaning, the language they come from, and often an example of their use in an actual name. He confesses that he is a layman in the field, and must rely on his sources for accuracy. * Reference and Research Book News *
This book will be of the greatest interest to the education amateur, browsing out of the same historical and/or genealogical curiosity that inspired Mann to write it. Serious onomastic professionals who lack language-specific resources also will find this volume useful in many cases, given the sheer quantity of raw material it contains. * Names: A Journal of Onomastics, Vol. 55, No. 1 (March 2007) *
...a useful book... * "American Reference Books Annual" *
This dictionary defines elements of place names from over 300 languages. * American Reference Books Annual *

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