Studies in Etymology and Etiology: With Emphasis on Germanic, Jewish, Romance and Slavic Languages

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Universidad de Alicante, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 872 pages
Dictionaries usually give only brief treatment to etymologies and even etymological dictionaries often do not lavish on them the attention which many deserve. To help fill the gap, the author deals in depth with several etymologically problematic words in various Germanic, Jewish, Romance, and Slavic languages, all of which have hitherto either been misetymologized or not etymologized at all. Sometimes, he succeeds in cracking the nut. Sometimes, he is able only to clear away misunderstanding and set the stage for further treatment. Usually, he marshals not only linguistic but also historical and cultural information. Since this book also discusses methodology, it has the makings of an introduction to the science, art, and craft of etymology. David L. Gold is the founder of the Jewish Name and Family Name File, the Jewish English Archives, and the Association for the Study of Jewish Languages, as well as the editor of Jewish Language Review and Jewish Linguistic Studies.
 

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Contents

EDITORS FOREWORD 1113
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THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN ORIGIN OF FRENCH BISTRO
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THE ORIGIN OF CHICANO SPANISH BLANQUILLO TESTICLE ON HOW EMULATED
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AMERICAN ENGLISH SLANG COPACETIC FINE ALL RIGHT HAS NO HEBREW
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THE AMERICAN ENGLISH SLANGISM FINK PROBABLY HAS NO JEWISH
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DEFINITE AND POSSIBLE ENGLISH REFLEXES OF SPANISH GARBANZO CHICKPEA 8790
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TOWARDS A DOSSIER ON THE STILL UNCLEAR IMMEDIATE ETYMONS?
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AMERICAN ENGLISH JITNEY FIVECENT COIN SUM OF FIVE CENTS HAS
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IS SLANG AMERICAN ENGLISH SCHNOOK
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WHENCE AMERICAN ENGLISH SCROD AND GRIMSBY ENGLISH SCROB?
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DOES AMERICAN ENGLISH SHACK SHANTY COME FROM ONE OR MORE UTO
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ENGLISH STAR CHAMBER HAS NO JEWISH CONNECTION 571573
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THE SOLELY SOUTHEASTERN? YIDDISH CLOTH NAME TANIKLOT AND
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A FEW ENGLISH WORDS SOMETIMES MISATTRIBUTED TO YIDDISH FINAGLE
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ETYMOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLINGUISTIC NOTES OF CZECH AND JEWISH OR POSSIBLE
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ON THE PROBABLE KENAANIC ORIGIN OF EASTERN YIDDISH ZEYDE GRANDFATHER
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THE CASE
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NINE CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING THE LIKELIHOOD OF YIDDISH INFLUENCE
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ENGLISH PAPARAZZO ITALIAN PAPARAZZO COMMONIZATION OF THE LABEL
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NEW YORK CITY ENGLISH PARKY PARKKEEPER IS PROBABLY A SPONTANEOUS
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AN IMMEDIATE OR NONIMMEDIATE JEWISH CONNECTION FOR DUTCH POEHA
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MEXICAN SPANISH SARAPE
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AN AMERICAN ENGLISH GRAPE AND WINE NAME OF IMMEDIATE
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NOKH A POR DUGMES FUN DER YIDISHER HASHPOE AF IVRIT 709715
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SOME MORE ISRAELI HEBREW ITEMS OF GERMAN ORIGIN
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DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF THE NAME FAGIN
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SUMMARIES 859870
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