The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

Ranked #78 in Etymology

The pioneering work on the roots & origins of the English language. The remarkable scholarship of Walter W. Skeat (1835-1912) was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English literature, & he inspired later philologists & lexicographers. Skeat's astonishing detective work into the origins & development of the worlds most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility & richness. This edition of his larger Etymological Dictionary is not a mere abridgment, but was entirely rewritten by Skeat. less

Similar Books

If you like The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?