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Author Gorrell, Robert M.

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

Publication Info. Reno : University of Nevada Press, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  422 GORRELL    Check Shelf
Description 226 pages ; 19 cm
Note Includes index.
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.
Subject English language -- Etymology.
English language -- Foreign elements.
English language -- Foreign words and phrases.
Added Title What is in a word?
ISBN 0874173671 alkaline paper
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