A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

Ranked #64 in Etymology

This etymological dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of individual words, it's a fascinating book to browse thru, & includes extensive lists of prefixes, suffixes & elements used in the creation of new vocabulary. less

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