Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words (Paperback)John Ayto (author)
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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: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 155 mm
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