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The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology

Author: Robert K Barnhart
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as "privilege, hysteria, seminal," and "gyp?" Browsing through the pages of "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Barnhart
ISBN: 0062700847 9780062700841
OCLC Number: 30399281
Notes: Revised edition of: The Barnhart dictionary of etymology. 1988.
Description: xxi, 916 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Dictionary of etymology
Barnhart dictionary of etymology.
Responsibility: edited by Robert K. Barnhart.
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As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as "privilege, hysteria, seminal," and "gyp?" Browsing through the pages of "The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking. Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing on the core words in contemporary English, "The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" is both a diverting browse and a thinking person' s Bible.

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