A Dictionary of First Names by Patrick Hanks

A Dictionary of First Names by Patrick Hanks

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This reference work defines the origin and meaning of some 4500 European (including British) and American first names in current use, with information on the most common Indian and Arabic names encountered in the West.

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This dictionary explains the origin and meaning of some 4500 European and American names, while two appendices cover the most commonly recurring Indian and Arabic names. Entries give the ethnic and linguistic root of a name, cross-referring them to those closely related, and list associated cognates, masculine and feminine forms, variants, diminutives, derivatives and pet forms. Summarizing much historical and etymological information, this authoritative reference work will be beneficial to family historians, genealogists, linguists and the interested general reader.

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SKU GOR003102169
Title A Dictionary of First Names
Author Edited by Patrick Hanks
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 479
ISBN 10 0192116517
ISBN 13 9780192116512
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

Details

This dictionary explains the origin and meaning of some 4500 European and American names, while two appendices cover the most commonly recurring Indian and Arabic names. Entries give the ethnic and linguistic root of a name, cross-referring them to those closely related, and list associated cognates, masculine and feminine forms, variants, diminutives, derivatives and pet forms. Summarizing much historical and etymological information, this authoritative reference work will be beneficial to family historians, genealogists, linguists and the interested general reader.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003102169
Title A Dictionary of First Names
Author Edited by Patrick Hanks
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 479
ISBN 10 0192116517
ISBN 13 9780192116512
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.