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Word Origins: A Classic Exploration of Words and Language

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A noted lexicographer tells the life stories of thousands of words — how, when, and where they originated, and how their meanings have changed and developed through the centuries. The words are arranged according to themes that include politics, religion, history, cooking, scientific names, proper names, and sports, as well as a roster of Greek and Latin prefixes. Filled with cultural history, Word Origins is as much entertainment as reference. Over 68,000 copies sold in previous Wings editions.

Synopsis:

From a highly respected name in reference literature, an easy-to-access, dependable sourcebook on the origin and development of thousands of words, each word has been thoroughly checked by ranking linguists and the information is presented in a manner as entertaining as fiction, An Outlet bestseller in previous editions. 432 pages. 6 X 9.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 406-408) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517265741
Subtitle:
A Classic Exploration of Words and Language
Author:
Funk, Wilfred
Publisher:
Gramercy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
English language -- Etymology.
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Sale Adult - Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 405-408.
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.20x6.30x1.50 in. 1.40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From a highly respected name in reference literature, an easy-to-access, dependable sourcebook on the origin and development of thousands of words, each word has been thoroughly checked by ranking linguists and the information is presented in a manner as entertaining as fiction, An Outlet bestseller in previous editions. 432 pages. 6 X 9.
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