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.Useful not only to students of comparative philology and early English, this volume will intrigue everyone with an interest in the origin, history, and development of the English language.
|Title||:||An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language|
|Author||:||Walter W. Skeat|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2005|