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An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2

An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English Vol The compiler of this dictionary of word and phrase origins and history was not only a linguist and a philologist but also a man of culture and wit When he turned his attention therefore to the creat

  • Title: An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Vol. 2
  • Author: Ernest Weekley
  • ISBN: 9780486218748
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • The compiler of this dictionary of word and phrase origins and history was not only a linguist and a philologist but also a man of culture and wit When he turned his attention, therefore, to the creation of an etymological dictionary for both specialists and non specialists, the result was easily the finest such work ever prepared.Weekley s Dictionary is a work of thorougThe compiler of this dictionary of word and phrase origins and history was not only a linguist and a philologist but also a man of culture and wit When he turned his attention, therefore, to the creation of an etymological dictionary for both specialists and non specialists, the result was easily the finest such work ever prepared.Weekley s Dictionary is a work of thorough scholarship It contains one of the largest lists of words and phrases to be found in any singly etymological dictionary and considerably material than in the standard concise edition, with fuller quotes and historical discussions Included are most of the common words used in English as well as slang, archaic words, such formulas as I O U made up words such as Carroll s Jabberwock , words coined from proper nouns, and so on In each case, roots in Anglo Saxon, Old Norse, Greek or Latin, Old and modern French, Anglo Indian, etc are identified in hundreds of cases, especially odd or amusing listings, earliest known usage is mentioned and sense is indicated in quotations from Dickens, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Piers Plowman, Defoe, O Henry, Spenser, Byron, Kipling, and so on, and from contemporary newspapers, translations of the Bible, and dozens of foreign language authors.

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