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- DescriptionWhere did the words bungalow and assassin derive? What did nice mean in the Middle Ages? How were adder, anger, and umpire originally spelt? The answers can be found in this essential companion to any popular dictionary. With over 17,000 entries, this 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.
- Author BiographyT. F. Hoad is Lecturer in English at Oxford University.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication03/06/1993
- Series TitleOxford Quick Reference
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford Paperbacks
- Weight398 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Edited byT. F. Hoad
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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