Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary Of Modern English

Origins-A-Short-Etymological-Dictionary-Of-Modern-English Author Eric Partridge
Isbn 9780415050777
File size 3.5 MB
Year 1977
Pages 992
Language English
File format EPUB
Category Encyclopedia and Dictionary

Book Description:

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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