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The Oxford dictionary of English etymology

Author: G W S Friedrichsen; R W Burchfield
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1982, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : "Reprinted 1982.View all editions and formats
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This book provides a brief account of the origins, history, and sense-development of more than 38,000 words.

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G W S Friedrichsen; R W Burchfield
ISBN: 0198611129 9780198611127
OCLC Number: 10453398
Notes: "First published 1966; reprinted ... 1969 (with corrections)."
Description: xiv, 1024 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited by C.T. Onions ; with assistance of G.W.S. Friedrichsen and R.W. Burchfield.

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