Dictionary of Word Origins (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Dictionary of Word Origins (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Joseph Shipley
     
 

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In this book’s preface, Joseph Shipley explains, “To know the origin of words is to know how men think.” This lively, fascinating, and entertaining book is the result of his efforts—Shipley traces the derivations of hundreds of common English words, from the adventurous tales of their beginnings to their then-current meanings.

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In this book’s preface, Joseph Shipley explains, “To know the origin of words is to know how men think.” This lively, fascinating, and entertaining book is the result of his efforts—Shipley traces the derivations of hundreds of common English words, from the adventurous tales of their beginnings to their then-current meanings.

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ISBN-13:
9781411446199
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
531,244
File size:
2 MB

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