Dictionary of Word Origins
Containing more than eight thousand entries, this guide to the history of the English language traces word origins from their Indo-European roots and reveals the links between seemingly unrelated words such as "bacteria" and "imbecile"
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An alphabetical listing of some 8000 English words with their histories, this book omits other dictionary features such as pronunciation, part of speech, and, in most cases, definitions. It is ... Read full review