By Anatoly Liberman
This paintings introduces well known linguistics pupil Anatoly Liberman’s entire dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English phrases. The English etymological dictionaries released long ago declare to have solved the mysteries of notice origins even if these origins were greatly disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology against this, discusses the entire present derivations of English phrases and proposes the simplest one. within the inaugural quantity, Liberman addresses fifty-five phrases normally brushed aside as being of unknown etymology. the various entries are one of the most ordinarily used phrases in English, together with guy, boy, lady, poultry, mind, comprehend, key, ever, and but. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, reminiscent of beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for hundreds of years, while a few have seemed extra lately, for instance, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. they're all united by way of their etymological obscurity. This special source booklet discusses the most difficulties within the technique of etymological study and includes indexes of topics, names, and all the root phrases. every one access is a full-fledged article, laying off gentle for the 1st time at the resource of a few of the main largely disputed notice origins within the English language. “Anatoly Liberman is among the best students within the box of English etymology. certainly his paintings could be an necessary instrument for the continuing revision of the etymological section of the entries within the Oxford English Dictionary.” —Bernhard Diensberg, OED advisor, French etymologies Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology on the collage of Minnesota. He has released many works, together with sixteen books, such a lot lately note Origins . . . and the way we all know Them: Etymology for everybody.
Read or Download An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction PDF
Best dictionaries books
There are various variations of The Comedy of blunders. This academic variation used to be created for self-improvement or in instruction for complex examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for college districts, educators, and scholars looking to maximize functionality on standardized assessments, Webster’s paperbacks reap the benefits of the truth that classics are often assigned readings.
The Routledge Spanish Bilingual Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry comprises over 100,000 entries making this the main complete and up to date dictionary of its style. The Dictionary presents concise, complete and present insurance of each be aware or word utilized in the learn and perform of psychiatry and psychology.
The nutrients and dietary sciences contain many disciplines starting from agriculture and engineering to microbiology, biochemistry and facets of drugs. therefore a lot of the literature will comprise technical phrases utilized in those disciplines. whilst extra non-specialists, together with contributors of the general public, reporters and administration, are studying meals literature.
A ancient etymological e-book of German position names has lengthy been wanted. The articles during this quantity supply historic documents, etymological reasons and bibliographical references in alphabetical order for roughly 3,000 names of areas the place the inhabitants exceeds 7,500 encompassing the current day and previous German language sector.
- Oddbins Dictionary of Wine
- The Witch and Other Stories (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition)
- Dictionary Of Biology - The New Penguin
- A Chinese-English dictionary: Hakka-dialect, as spoken in Kwang-tung province
- Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 3E (Oran's Dictionary of the Law)
- Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition)
Additional resources for An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction
A noticeable distance separates Skeat’s ideas in 1910 and in 1882, and, as is well known, OED improved from letter to letter, though even the first fascicle was superb. It would be ideal to complete the dictionary, use the acquired wisdom for revising all the early entries, and only then publish the whole work. But in this case one would lose the much appreciated “feedback” and run the risk of leaving behind only a heap of rough drafts on one’s dying day. To ensure readability, abbreviations have been used sparingly in the book.
None of Scott’s regional forms (1892:182)—edge, eatch, eitch, eetch—appears in EDD; nor does EDD note the confusion of adz(e) and edge. Atch may have arisen after syncope, with /s/ > /tß/, as in sketch (HL, 810, where Sc its ‘adz’ is mentioned), but atch ‘adz’ is hard to distinguish from hatch ‘hatchet’ (a short-lived word; the earliest citation in OED goes back to 1704: hatch sb4; see also Fehr [1910:317]). The only form of adz(e) in EDD is nadge; mads, presumably from the mads < them ads, was recorded in Connecticut in 1893 (Scott 1893:108-9).
C. Segar’s cartoon rather than from the abbreviation G. P. (‘General Purpose’) Vehicle that marked the first jeeps. KEY (1000) The etymon of OE cæ@g ~ cæ@ge ~ cæ@ga was *kaig-jo-. ’ Words with the root *kai- followed by a consonant meaning ‘crooked, bent; twisted’ are common only in the North Germanic languages. It is therefore likely that *kaigjo- reached English and Frisian (the only language with a cognate of cæ@g: OFr ka@i) from Scandinavia. The *kaig- words interacted with synonyms having xl The Etymologies at a Glance the root kag-.