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The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology
     

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

by Walter W. Skeat
 

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The pioneering work on the roots & origins of the English language. The remarkable scholarship of Walter W. Skeat (1835-1912) was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English literature, & he inspired later philologists & lexicographers. Skeats astonishing detective work into the origins & development of the worlds most widely used language

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The pioneering work on the roots & origins of the English language. The remarkable scholarship of Walter W. Skeat (1835-1912) was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English literature, & he inspired later philologists & lexicographers. Skeats astonishing detective work into the origins & development of the worlds most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility & richness. This edition of his larger Etymological Dictionary is not a mere abridgment, but was entirely rewritten by Skeat.

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ISBN-13:
9780788191619
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
633

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