The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Hoad, T. F
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With over 17,000 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 information about our language and its history. For example, readers will learn that bungalow originally meant "belonging to Bengal," that assassin comes from the Arabic for "Hashish-eater," and that nice meant "foolish or stupid" in the thirteenth century, "coy or shy" in the fifteenth. And adder, anger, and umpire were originally spelled with an initial "n." These are but a few of the fascinating tidbits found in this dictionary, which is a must for anyone interested in the richness of the English language.
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Year:
2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Language:
english
ISBN 10:
0192830988
ISBN 13:
9780192830982
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EPUB, 2.09 MB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2002
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