Short Dictionary of Classical Word Origins

Short Dictionary of Classical Word Origins

Author: Harry E. Wedeck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442234338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 97

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Whether one reads only newspapers or nothing more serious than a short story or a novel—whatever one reads one is constantly running up against an allusion to the Ancient Classics of Greece and Rome and, in almost every intelligent sentence or statement, one is meeting words that are fully understandable only if one knows something of their Greek or Latin origins.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011809188

Category: Copyright

Page: 1806

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Includes Part 1, Number 1 & 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - December)

Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607104605

Category: Humor

Page: 544

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Another amazing collection of facts, trivia, history, and humor from Uncle John, the undisputed king of bathroom reading! With this all-new 21st edition, Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader, Uncle John and his crack staff of writers prove that after more than two decades in the business, they’re still at the top of their game. Who else but Uncle John could tell you about the tapeworm diet, 44 things to do with a coconut, and the history of the Comstock Lode? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… 7 (underwater) places to see before you die Medical miracles (and medical horrors) The godfather of fitness High-tech underwear The CSI effect And much more!

A Primer of English Etymology

A Primer of English Etymology

Author: Walter W. Skeat

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596050914

Category: Reference

Page: 124

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In the present little book, I merely endeavor to draw out a general sketch of some of the more important principles which should be observed by all who pretend to have any acquaintance with English etymology."-Walter W. Skeat, in his PrefaceFirst published in 1910, this classic introduction to the linguistics of the English language is notable not only for its scholarly value but for a charming defensiveness of its own erudition ("The general ignorance of even the most elementary notions on the subject [of etymology], as perpetually exhibited in our periodical literature, is truly deplorable," the author sniffs). Cambridge professor Skeat concisely explores the history of the English language and the sources from which it is derived, including the influences of military and religious invasions from the continent of Europe; the ancient Anglo-Saxon symbols and sounds the language utilizes; how English spelling came to be standardized; the historical mutation of vowel sounds; and prefixes, suffixes, and roots.British academic WALTER WILLIAM SKEAT (1835-1912) was Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge. He also wrote (with A.L. Mayhew) A Concise Dictionary of Middle English: From A.D. 1150 To 1580.

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology

Author: Walter W. Skeat

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853263117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 633

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Walter Skeat (1835-1912) was one of the greatest investigators of the roots of the English language, and his remarkable scholarship was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English Literature. His astonishing detective work into the origins and development of the world's most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility and richness.

An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Walter W. Skeat

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486440521

Category: Reference

Page: 780

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Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.