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What's in a word?
etymological gossip about some interesting English words
Robert Gorrell.

Published 2001 by University of Nevada Press in Reno .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Roots from Rome
Adapting Latin
The Greeks had a word
Borrowing around the world
Gods and legends
Proper nouns to common
Lore, history, gossip, mistakes
Compounding and affixes
Semantic change
Coinages and spontaneous combustion.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
422/.4
Library of Congress
PE1574 .G67 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
226 ;
Number of pages
226

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6777122M
ISBN 10
0874173671
LC Control Number
00011146
Library Thing
3604909
Goodreads
1628615

History Created December 10, 2009 · 3 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

December 6, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added subjects from MARC records.
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page