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Viva's Dictionary Of Word Origins

Viva's Dictionary Of Word Origins

Viva's Dictionary Of Word Origins

Viva's Dictionary Of Word Origins

  • By: Adrian Room

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ISBN: 9788185617749

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2005

Pages: 200

Size: 5.5 x 7.75 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Dictionary of Word Origins, Adrian Room shows, for example, that the word acorn has nothing to do with corn, as commonly supposed. The word is actually related to acre, which is derived from Latin word ager, meaning ?field.? The words belfry, coronation, mosaic, salmonella, and saltcellar have nothing to do with bell, coronation, Moses, salmon or cellar, but derive from very different origins, Viva Dictionary of Word Origin shows that what those origins are.

In all, the Origins of nearly 1200 words are given. Equally interesting the folk etymologies, or fictional origins, of words like butterfly, sirloin and welsh rabbit are also described. Informative and enjoyable, this dictionary offers hours of satisfying reading. It is an indispensable reference for all word lovers, librarians, educator, and, in fact, for anyone curious about the origins of English words.



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