NTC Dictionary of Word Origins

NTC Dictionary of Word Origins

by Adrian Room
     
 

"Acorn" has nothing to do with "corn". So many of the words we use and take for granted have no bearing on what their spellings suggest they were derived from. Word scholars and general readers alike will find this collection of the origins of nearly 1200 words fascinating. The book offers hours of satisfying reading and is an indispensable reference for anyone… See more details below

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"Acorn" has nothing to do with "corn". So many of the words we use and take for granted have no bearing on what their spellings suggest they were derived from. Word scholars and general readers alike will find this collection of the origins of nearly 1200 words fascinating. The book offers hours of satisfying reading and is an indispensable reference for anyone curious about the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844251790
Publisher:
NTC Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)

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