The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford Quick Reference) Paperback – 3 Jun 1993
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`A model of its kind - all that anyone other than a specialist needs to know about words.'Daily Telegraph
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With over 17,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to word origins available in paperback. Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, it contains a wealth of information about our language and its history.See all Product description
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I have also read some of the Chambers dictionary, and was dissapointed with some of the americanism in this book. The Oxford Dictionary is consise and clear in its layout, and a throughly good reference book. My knowledge of the english language has increased tenfold - highly recommended.
est in Esperanto and how it was developed I have long been fascinated to know where our language came from and how it has developed. Just what I wanted.
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