The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 633 pages
Walter Skeat (1835-1912) was one of the greatest investigators of the roots of the English language, and his remarkable scholarship was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English Literature. His astonishing detective work into the origins and development of the world's most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility and richness.
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CONCISE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LAN
CORRECTIONS AND NOTES
allied to A. S. Allied to Gk answers Arab Aryan base beat belonging bend bird blow borrowed Bret called Celtic origin cent cloth cognate Coined colour confused corruption Cotgrave crude form derived dial dimin Doublet erode form fern fish Florio formed with suffix Formerly French frequent Gael Goth hence Hexham Icel imitative Irish Irish and Gael Ital kind Latin Lith Lithuan Low G Low L Low Latin Lowl means neut Norw Norweg orig Perhaps allied piece plant Port prefix prep Prob prov root Roquefort round Russ Scand sense shew shine ship short sound Span spelling spelt stand stem of pres stone strike strong verb Swed Tent Teut tree twist variant vowel-change weak verb weakened form whence wind wood word