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Dictionary of English etymology

Wedgwood, Hensleigh M.A.

Dictionary of English etymology

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Published in London .
Written in English


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Mode of access: Internet.

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Pagination3 v.
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Open LibraryOL25602328M
OCLC/WorldCa37826737


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Meaning "to enter into a book, record" is early 13c. Meaning "to register a name for a seat or place; issue (railway) tickets" is from ; "to engage a performer as a guest" is from Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of information about the English language and its history.

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Assisted by G.W.S. Friedrichsen and R.W. Burchfield, Onions created a magnificent work /5(67). This book provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of more t words.

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Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The pioneering work on the roots & origi /5. The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today.

It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus. This new edition includes thousands of brand-new words and 3/5(15).

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It is based on the original edition of The Oxford English Dictionary but much augmented by further research on the etymology of English and other languages/5(). is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins and etymologies, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, legal and medical terms, Word of the Day and more.

For over 20 years, has been helping millions of people improve their use of the English language with its free digital services. Powered by Oxford, Lexico's Dictionary & Thesaurus offers trusted English definitions, synonyms, & grammar guides for native speakers & language learners. etymology definition: 1.

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His astonishing detective work into the origins and development of the world's most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility and richness.1/5(1). > Etymology Books > Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology by Charles T.

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The English etymological dictionaries published in the past claim to solve the mysteries of word origins even when those origins have been widely disputed.

An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology, by contrast, discusses all of the existing derivations of English words and proposes the best one.

Dictionary definition: A dictionary is a book in which the words and phrases of a language are listed | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: 1st publ. Description: XIV,[1] s. ; 25 cm: Other Titles: Dictionary of English etymology. The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology is an etymological dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University first editor of the dictionary was Charles Talbut Onions, who spent his last twenty years largely devoted to completing the first edition, published inwhich treated o words and went to press just before his death.

A broadly conceptualized reference tool that provides source materials for etymological research. For each word’s etymology, there is a bibliographic entry that lists the word origin’s primary sources, specifically, where it was first found in use. Featuring the history of more t English words, their cognates, and their foreign etymons, this is a full-fledged compendium of.

Etymology definition is - the history of a linguistic form (such as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in.

An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology "by contrast, discusses all of the existing derivations of English words and proposes the best one. In the inaugural volume, Liberman addresses fifty-five words traditionally dismissed as being of unknown etymology. The dominant sense of the word dictionary for English-speaking people is a book which presents in alphabetic order the words of our language, with information as to their spelling, pronunciation, meaning and (as something more or less unintelligible and pointless) their etymology.

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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(49). Cambridge Dictionary - English dictionary, English-Spanish translation and British & American English audio pronunciation from Cambridge University Press. An etymological dictionary discusses the etymology of the words listed. Often, large dictionaries, such as the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's, will contain some etymological information, without aspiring to focus on etymology.

Etymological dictionaries are the product of research in historical many words in any language, the etymology will be uncertain, disputed, or. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology provides brief and direct information on the origin and development of English words.

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