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active adjective American Anglo-Saxon applied associated become bird borrowed Celtic chapter cited classical classical element cognate colloquial color comes common creation cultivated derived dialect distinction earlier meaning earliest early elements England English language English vocabulary etymology euphemism expression folk-etymology foreign French language French words German goes back Greek guage H. L. Mencken hand humor idea illustration indicated Indo-European Indo-European languages influence instances interesting Italian kind later Latin word lish literally literary language Low German meant originally Mencken metaphor metonymy Middle English modern English modes native English words native words nature noun Old English Old High German older original meaning phrase place-names popular speech present meaning pronunciation Roman Scandinavian Scylf serve shifts in meaning sixteenth century slang sources spirit stages suffixes survives synonymous Teutonic things tion tree variety verb Vulgar Latin Weekley wood writing York