An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, Volume 1

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Courier Corporation, 1967 - Reference - 20 pages
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Volume 1 of a two-volume work. This classic reference contains most of the more common words used in everyday English conversation, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, coined words and foreign words common in English. Roots are identified, cross-references to words with similar roots are listed and colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. "Notable for its readable historical discussions, apt citations and jargonless clarity"--Saturday Review.

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This is an "unaltered" republication of Ernest Weekley's 1921 work, now published in two volumes. Professor Weekley taught French and was head of the modern languages department at University College ... Read full review

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