Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Author :   T F Hoad
Publisher :   Oxford University Press
Published :   03/06/1993
ISBN :   9780192830982
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   552
Size (mm) :   197x130x30
Weight (g) :   395

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,... Read more

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.