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Dictionary of Word Origins

Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words

by John Ayto

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This Dictionary of Word Origins lists alphabetically the histories of more than 8,000 words in the English language. Learn about the hidden and often surprising histories of and connections between English words and their non-English ancestors. Perhaps the best inexpensive etymological dictionary available today. It is interesting to explore the sometimes surprising groups of related words; under doctor, for example, we are referred to 11 other entries, ranging from dainty to paradox. 592 pages; Arcade Publishing.

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