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Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Word Histories and Mysteries explores the origins of hundreds of the most interesting words in the English language."
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Houghton Mifflin Company.
ISBN: 0618454500 9780618454501
OCLC Number: 55746553
Description: xvi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Indo-European Family of Languages.
Other Titles: American Heritage dictionary.
Responsibility: from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries.
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Providing a panoramic view of the unique richness of English, this history uncovers the origins of 500 everyday words--from Abracadabra to Zeus--whose surprising and often amusing stories offer  Read more...

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