The Oxford dictionary of English etymology

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Clarendon Press, Dec 31, 1966 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1025 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology is the most comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language ever published. It is based on the original edition of The Oxford English Dictionary but much augmented by further research on the etymology of English and other languages.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Briefly defines the scope of the book in the definition of Etymology as "the origin, formation, and development (of a word)".[v] Example: LAW - rule [OIcel] - layer, partnership, fixed price, set tune ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
67
Section 3
92
Section 4
186
Section 5
241
Section 6
341
Section 7
384
Section 8
422
Section 13
501
Section 14
601
Section 15
622
Section 16
779
Section 17
870
Section 18
898
Section 19
967
Section 20
1011

Section 9
441
Section 10
457
Section 11
488
Section 12
490
Section 21
1016
Section 22
1022
Section 23
1024
Section 24
1025

About the author (1966)

Burchfield served in the war in the Royal New Zealand Artillery. he went on to hold a number of academic posts at Oxford University before becoming Chief Editor of the Oxford English dictionaries (1971-84). He was a Senior Research Fellow of St. Peter's College Oxford from 1979 to 1990 and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College.