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This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money.

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin's influence on English.

Synopsis:

This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money.

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin's influence on English.

About the Author

Formerly Head of Classics at Harrow, James Morwood is a Fellow at Wadham College and Grocyn Lecturer for the Literae Humaniores Faculty.

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ISBN:
9780198601098
Editor:
Morwood, James
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Morwood, James
Author:
Morwood, James
Author:
null, James
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
Latin language
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Subject:
Reference | Bilingual Dictionaries | Latin
Subject:
Latin language - English
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Latin
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.5 in 0.563 lb

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Product details 240 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780198601098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This authoritative and highly browsable guide provides an enlightening account of the meaning and history of Latin words and phrases that have entered the English language. Readers will find over 1000 phrases, sayings, mottoes, and proverbs, translated with examples of usage and fascinating citations and explanations of their first occurrence. A detailed A-Z appendix lists all Latin authors from Augustine to Virgil, together with details of their life and work. A thematic index offers immediate access to the maxims and phrases relating to such topics as death, betrayal, gossip, love, and money.

A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases will be an entertaining and instructive source of information for word lovers of all varieties, from the crossword aficionado to speech-writers, historians, literature buffs, the savvy general reader, and anyone properly curious about Latin's influence on English.

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