Origins: An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

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Routledge, 1966 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 972 pages
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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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Review: Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

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for the word nerds. will increase your deployment of the etymological fallacy. that said, if one can make some kind of slick derridean/bakhtinian argument about how the fullness of the etymology is ... Read full review

Review: Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

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for the word nerds. will increase your deployment of the etymological fallacy. that said, if one can make some kind of slick derridean/bakhtinian argument about how the fullness of the etymology is ... Read full review

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