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It's all Greek : borrowed words and their histories

Author: Alexander R Tulloch
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most of us are aware that words such as geometry, mathematics, phobia and hypochondria derive from ancient Greek, but did you know that marmalade, pirate, sketch and purse can also trace their linguistic origins back to the Athens of 500 BCE? This book offers a word-by-word look at the influence of Greek on everyday words in English, telling the stories behind the etymological developments of each example and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander R Tulloch
ISBN: 9781851245055 1851245057
OCLC Number: 1032351982
Description: 236 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Other Titles: It is all Greek
Borrowed words and their histories
Responsibility: Alexander Tulloch.

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Did you know that marmalade, pirate, sketch and purse trace their linguistic origins back to the Athens of 500 bce? This book offers a word-by-word look at the influence of Greek on everyday words in  Read more...

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'This book is an etymologist's dream.' * Training Language and Culture *

 
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