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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, Paperback / softback Book

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Paperback / softback

Edited by T. F. (Fellow and Tutor in English Language, St Peter's College, Oxford; and Lecturer in Engli Hoad

Part of the Oxford Quick Reference series

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Where did the words bungalow and assassin derive? What did nice mean in the Middle Ages? How were adder, anger, and umpire originally spelt?The answers can be found in this essential companion to any popular dictionary.

With over 17,000 entries, this is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to word origins available in paperback.

Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, it contains a wealth of information about our language and its history.

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