Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins

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This dictionary covers the history of 8000 words, arranged alphabetically with cross-references. It shows how English has developed, how the main influences on the language have intermingled, and deals with new words which emerge every year. John Ayto compiled the "Longman Register of New Words".
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 44mm | 621.42g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747509719
  • 9780747509714

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