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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William) 1835-1912

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The vision of Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

275 editions published between 1867 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 3,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

279 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Tales - A Treatise on the Astrolabe - The Legend of Good Women - The Hous of Fame - Troilus and Criseyde - Boethius de Consolatione Philosophie__
An etymological dictionary of the English language by Walter W Skeat( Book )

205 editions published between 1822 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and easy to use, this resource offers numerous cross-references that allow readers to trace English words back to their Indo-European roots. By exhibiting the relationship between English and cognate tongues, it reveals the language's basis in Latin and Greek as well as prior derivations from Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic sources. Each entry begins with a brief definition and an exact statement of the term's actual (or probable) language of origin. An account of its transition to English usage follows, along with either a few quotations that indicate the period at which the word was a
Troilus and Cressida ; and, the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and modern versions in parallel columns
A concise etymological dictionary of the English language, by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat by Walter W Skeat( Book )

206 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

66 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other. With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative
The Bruce; or, The book of the most excellent and noble prince, Robert de Broyss, king of Scots: by John Barbour( Book )

94 editions published between 1870 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents another translation of Master John Barbour's famous work on Robert the Bruce from 1375
The student's Chaucer, being a complete edition of his works by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

52 editions published between 1894 and 1985 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lay of Havelok the Dane by Havelock( Book )

74 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De wettige erfgenaam van Denemarken wordt in zijn eigen land bedreigd en vlucht als kind naar Engeland, waar hij zonder het te weten, met de kroonprinses trouwt
A glossary of Tudor and Stuart words, especially from the dramatists by Walter W Skeat( Book )

43 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.D by Lancelot( Book )

65 editions published between 1865 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an edited version of a 15th-century Scottish text about Sir Lancelot
English dialects from the eighth century to the present day by Walter W Skeat( Book )

49 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph of Arimathie: otherwise called The romance of the Seint Graal, or Holy Grail: an alliterative poem written about A.D. 1350, and now first printed from the unique copy in the Vernon ms. at Oxford by Joseph( Book )

62 editions published between 1871 and 2006 in English and English, Middle and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prologue : the Knights tale, the Nonne preestes tale, from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

78 editions published between 1845 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

53 editions published between 1872 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Treatise on the Astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an avid amateur astronomer who happened to also be England's greatest medieval poet. A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe. His treatise, which is generally regarded as one of the first technical manuals in English and a model of how technical manuals should be written. --University of Oklahoma Press
The Chaucer canon, with a discussion of the works associated with the name of Geoffrey Chaucer by Walter W Skeat( Book )

30 editions published between 1800 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romans of Partenay, or of Lusignen: otherwise known as the tale of Melusine: by Couldrette( Book )

49 editions published between 1866 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aelfric's Lives of saints : being a set of sermons on saints' days formerly observed by the English Church by Aelfric( Book )

56 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of English etymology by Walter W Skeat( Book )

47 editions published between 1887 and 1983 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Skeat, W.M. 1835-1912

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Skeat, W. W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Walter William Skeat britischer Philologe

Walter William Skeat British etymologist

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The poetical works of ChaucerAn etymological dictionary of the English languageA concise etymological dictionary of the English language, by the Rev. Walter W. SkeatThe Canterbury talesA glossary of Tudor and Stuart words, especially from the dramatistsLancelot of the Laik; a Scottish metrical romance, about 1490-1500 A.DEnglish dialects from the eighth century to the present dayJoseph of Arimathie: otherwise called The romance of the Seint Graal, or Holy Grail: an alliterative poem written about A.D. 1350, and now first printed from the unique copy in the Vernon ms. at Oxford