An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (Classic Reprint)
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The vocabulary dealt with is, roughly speaking, that Of the Concise Oxford Dictionary collated, during the printing Of the book, with that of Cassell's New English Dictionary These two marvels Of completeness and compression include, however, a great number Of scientific and technical words which can hardly be regarded as forming part Of the English language, while omitting, either by accident or. Design, others which, in my Opinion, have acquired civic rights. As our language grows with the same majestic and unnoticed progress as our empire, it results that every dictionary is, strictly Speaking, out of date within a month Of its publication, and many words will be found here which are not recorded in either of the above compilations.
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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