Chambers Dictionary of Etymology

Chambers Dictionary of Etymology


Edited by Chambers, Edited by Robert K. Barnhart

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  • Publisher: CHAMBERS
  • Format: Hardback | 1320 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 251mm x 58mm | 2,064g
  • Publication date: 15 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0550142304
  • ISBN 13: 9780550142306
  • Edition statement: None.
  • Sales rank: 47,965

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With over 30,000 entries, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology is a prestigious and scholarly dictionary that explains where English words come from. An important etymological resource for the expert, it is also a useful reference source for the general reader.

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Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative language and reference titles includes the renowned Brewer's list of endlessly browsable dictionaries of phrase and fable, and covers English-language dictionaries and thesauruses for every level of user from school to crossword fan, from English learner to student of slang. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.

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'The best of scholarship ... the most user-friendly of etymological dictionaries' University of Georgia