Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
This etymological dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock.
As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of individual words, it is a fascinating book to browse through, and includes extensive lists of prefixes, suffixes, and elements used in the creation of new vocabulary.
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Endlessly fascinating and tremendously useful-- want to know why a word seems to have so many associations? Here it is, the map to our language. Read full review