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By Anatoly Liberman

ISBN-10: 0816652724

ISBN-13: 9780816652723

This paintings introduces popular linguistics student Anatoly Liberman’s finished dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English phrases. The English etymological dictionaries released long ago declare to have solved the mysteries of be aware origins even if these origins were broadly disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology by distinction, discusses the entire latest derivations of English phrases and proposes the simplest one.


In the inaugural quantity, Liberman addresses fifty-five phrases normally brushed aside as being of unknown etymology. a few of the entries are one of the most ordinarily used phrases in English, together with guy, boy, woman, fowl, mind, comprehend, key, ever, and yet. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, comparable to beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for hundreds of years, while a few have seemed extra lately, for instance, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. they're all united via their etymological obscurity.


This distinct source e-book discusses the most difficulties within the method of etymological examine and comprises indexes of matters, names, and the entire root phrases. every one access is a full-fledged article, laying off mild for the 1st time at the resource of a few of the main broadly disputed be aware origins within the English language.


“Anatoly Liberman is without doubt one of the major students within the box of English etymology. definitely his paintings may be an essential device for the continued revision of the etymological portion of the entries within the Oxford English Dictionary.” —Bernhard Diensberg, OED advisor, French etymologies


Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology on the college of Minnesota. He has released many works, together with sixteen books, so much lately notice Origins . . . and the way we all know Them: Etymology for Everyone.

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