Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins

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This dictionary of word origins uncovers the connections between words. In more than 8000 entries it reveals the origins of and links between words such as "beef" and cow", "secret" and "crime", and "flour and pollen". The book also shows how English has developed from its Indo-European roots and how the different influences on the language have intermingled. It deals with many new words and coinages which enter the language.

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins 1991, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747509714

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Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins 1990, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747507413

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