This book provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of more than 38,000 words.This book provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of more than 38,000 words.Read Less
1025 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. REFERENCE BOOKS. Each word is accompanied by its pronunciation, its present-day meaning, the date of its first record in English and the chronology of the development of its (sense(s), and its earliest form in written English. The principle Germanic cognates are presented, and also the relevant forms from other languages in so far as they help to explain the etymology of English words. The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology is the most complete and the most reliable etymological dictionary of the English language ever published. There are some 24, 000 main entries, and with the derivatives, the total number of words treated is more than 38, 000. (Key Words: English Etymology, Dictionaries, C. T. Onions, G. W. S. Friedrichsen, R. W. Burchfield, Reference Books, Linguistics, English Language, English Pronunciation).
Onions, C. T. w/G. W. S. Friedrichsen & R. W. Burchfield (edited by)., pub. by Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1966, c1966, 1st Edition, cloth w/gilt spine titles, vg-f w/chipped dj (light spine spots), 1025 pp, Sm 4to.
Very good+ condition. Very good-condition (DJ) Octavo (8vo). xiv, 1025 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear; almost new. Unclipped dustjacket is moderately browned, with moderate rubbing to extremities, minor staining to spine panel, and a few small tears and creases; protected in archival mylar. A few pages with a tiny crease to lower corner, and a small stain to closed page edges. Text is clean and unmarked.
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