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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories (Oxford Paperback Reference) (original 2002; edition 2004)

by Glynnis Chantrell

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Title:The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories (Oxford Paperback Reference)
Authors:Glynnis Chantrell
Info:Oxford University Press (2004), Broschiert, 568 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories by Glynnis Chantrell (2002)

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Almost identical to the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories describes the origins and sense development of over 11,000 words in the English language. Well-known idioms such as "say it with flowers" are highlighted with the dates of their original use and how and when they came about. Colorful popular beliefs are explored about the origins of words like "posh" and "snob," and insights are given into our social history revealed by language development such as the connection in a Roman soldier's mind of "salary" with salt. Throughout, boxed word-building elements show the various meanings of shared "relationships" between words.

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Lists the origins and sense developments of more than eleven thousand English words and idioms, in a resource that provides first recorded dates and boxed elements that define word relationships.

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