The Oxford Dictionary Of Word Histories

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories describes the origins and sense development of over 11,000 words in the English language. Well-known idioms such as "say it with flowers" are highlighted with the dates of their original use and how and when they came about. Colorful popular beliefs are explored about the origins of words like "posh" and "snob," and insights are given into our social history revealed by language development such as the connection in a Roman soldier's mind of "salary" with salt. Throughout, boxed word-building elements show the various meanings of shared "relationships" between words.

Specifications of The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories

GENERAL
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100198631219
ISBN-139780198631217
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages559
Publication Date2002-10-18
DIMENSIONS
Height6.7 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width1.5 inch.
Weight2 pounds.

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