An etymological dictionary of the English language. By the Rev. Walter W. Skeat .. Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912
English language - Etymology - Dictionaries; English language - Dictionaries; Dictionaries.
Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.
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