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Cover of: The scholar's companion | Bailey, Rufus William
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This is a book about the etymology (history) of words. It contains Latin bases, Greek combining forms, and frequently used affixes (prefixes and suffixes). Unlike most current books on the subject, this books gives the entire Latin or Greek word (the Greek words being spelled in the Greek alphabet in addition to being transliterated into English). It contains a list of synonyms. The book is well indexed. It has a long list of words derived from proper names. The book doesn't really explain much about how a word developed, when it began to be used, or any particularly interesting or entertaining "tidbits," but it is a thoroughly informative and comprehensive book about how words are "made" by using Latin bases and Greek combining forms. It would make an outstanding textbook for use in studying for our current-day Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Test (ACT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

4 editions First published in 1862

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Cover of: Scholar's companion
1870, E. H. Rutler
Scholar's companion
Cover of: The scholar's companion
1863, E. H. Butler & co.
The scholar's companion
in English - A new ed., thoroughly rev.
Cover of: The scholar's companion
1863, E. H. Butler & Co.
The scholar's companion
- A new ed., thoroughly rev.
Cover of: The scholar's companion
1862, E.H. Butler
The scholar's companion
- Rev. ed. / with an introduction and a copious index by Rufus W. Bailey.


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