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The average English speaker knows approximately 50,000 words -- almost 25 times more words than there are stars visible in the night sky. The Dictionary of Word Origins uncovers the often surprising connections between words. In more than 8,000 entries, the dictionary reveals the origins of and links between words like beef and cow, secret and crime, flour and pollen, imbecile and bacteria, plankton and complain. Written in a clear and informative style, the Dictionary of Word Origins shows how English today has developed ...

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Dictionary of Word Origins 2000, Trafalgar Square Publishing, United Kingdom

ISBN-13: 9780747545705

Trade paperback

Dictionary of Word Origins 1991, Arcade Pub, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781559701334

Us edition

Hardcover