ISBN 9788185288727,Bloomsbury Dictionary Of Origins

Bloomsbury Dictionary Of Origins

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John Ayto

Publisher:

W. R. Goyal Pub.

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ISBN 9788185288727
Publisher

W. R. Goyal Pub.

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788185288727

ISBN-10 8185288720
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 592 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Dictionaries

The average English speaker knows about 50,000 words - almost twenty-five times more words than there are stars visible in the night sky. This completely new Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins uncovers the often surprising connections between words. In over 8,000 entries the dictionary reveals the origins of and links between, for example, secret and crime, flour and pollen, imbecile and bacteria, plankton and complain.

Written in a clear and informative style, with detailed cross-references the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins shows how English today has developed from its Indo-European origins and how the different main influences on the language have intermingled. The book also deals with the many new words and coinages that enter the lagnauge every year.
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