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The Resource Origins : an etymological dictionary of modern English, by Eric Partridge

Origins : an etymological dictionary of modern English, by Eric Partridge

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Origins : an etymological dictionary of modern English
Title
Origins
Title remainder
an etymological dictionary of modern English
Statement of responsibility
by Eric Partridge
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gives the origins of some 20,000 items from modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. It is a fascinating book to browse through, since every page points out links with other entries. It is easy to pursue such trails as the longer articles are written as continuous prose clearly divided up into numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there is a careful system of cross-references. In addition to the main A-Z listing, there are extensive lists of prefixes, suffixes, and elements used in the creation of new vocabulary. Partridge was the author of some three dozen books, mainly on aspects of the English language. Of them all he regarded Origins as his greatest achievement.--From publisher description
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1894-1979
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Partridge, Eric
Dewey number
428
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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English language
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Origins : an etymological dictionary of modern English, by Eric Partridge
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file reproduced from original
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ocn761222330
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unknown
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1 online resource (xix, 972 pages)
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one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203421147
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Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)761222330
Label
Origins : an etymological dictionary of modern English, by Eric Partridge
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ocn761222330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 972 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203421147
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761222330

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