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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Quick Reference) Edited by T. F. Hoad (Fellow and Tutor in English Language, St Peter's College, Oxford; and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Quick Reference)
by Edited by T. F. Hoad (Fellow and Tutor in English Language, St Peter's College, Oxford; and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford)

Provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of a large part of the vocabulary of modern English, including both basic words and a wide selection of derivative forms.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Summary


Where did the words bungalow and assassin derive? What did nice mean in the Middle Ages? How were adder, anger, and umpire originally spelt? The answers can be found in this essential companion to any popular dictionary. With over 17,000 entries, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to word origins available in paperback. Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, it contains a wealth of information about our language and its history.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Quick Reference)
Edited by T. F. Hoad (Fellow and Tutor in English Language, St Peter's College, Oxford; and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford)
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1993-06-03
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0192830988
9780192830982
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