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Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (L-Z) (Dover Language Guides)

by Ernest Weekley

ISBN 0486218740 / 9780486218748 / 0-486-21874-0
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, cross-references to words with similar roots are listed and colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. "Notable for its readable historical discussions, apt citations and jargonless clarity"  Saturday Review.