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By Anatoly Liberman

This paintings introduces popular linguistics student Anatoly Liberman’s complete dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English phrases. The English etymological dictionaries released long ago declare to have solved the mysteries of note origins even if these origins were extensively disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology by distinction, discusses all the latest derivations of English phrases and proposes the simplest one.


In the inaugural quantity, Liberman addresses fifty-five phrases commonly disregarded as being of unknown etymology. a number of the entries are one of the most typically used phrases in English, together with guy, boy, lady, chook, mind, comprehend, key, ever, and yet. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, corresponding to beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for hundreds of years, while a few have seemed extra lately, for instance, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. they're all united via their etymological obscurity.


This precise source ebook discusses the most difficulties within the technique of etymological examine and comprises indexes of matters, names, and all the root phrases. each one access is a full-fledged article, laying off gentle for the 1st time at the resource of a few of the main generally disputed be aware origins within the English language.


“Anatoly Liberman is without doubt one of the prime students within the box of English etymology. definitely his paintings should be an fundamental software for the continuing revision of the etymological element of the entries within the Oxford English Dictionary.” —Bernhard Diensberg, OED advisor, French etymologies


Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology on the college of Minnesota. He has released many works, together with sixteen books, so much lately note Origins . . . and the way we all know Them: Etymology for Everyone.

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