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Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

by Robert K. Barnhart

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780062700841
Número de páginas: 944
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 24 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2021-06-11


As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as privilege, hysteria, seminal, and gyp? Browsing through the pages of The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem ...