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Origins By Eric Partridge

Origins
by Eric Partridge

This dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary. Words are grouped together and their connections explained. The book also includes lists of prefixes and suffixes.
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Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English by Eric Partridge

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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GOR001232902
Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English by Eric Partridge
Eric Partridge
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1977-09-05
992
0415050774
9780415050777
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