Ayto, John OXFORD WORD ORIGINS DICTIONARY

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OXFORD WORD ORIGINS DICTIONARY

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Trialled and tested in schools For the first time a comprehensive dictionary of word origins will be available for all school students. Each headword entry gives a complete and fascinating story about how a particular word came into the English language and evolved over time. In addition, each headword entry includes meanings and how each word is used in context. It also includes 40 extended panels covering a range of themes like: BLOther languages which gave vocabulary to the English language form Arabic and Australian-Aboriginal to Urdu and Yiddish BLAcronyms (AIDS, NATO), eponyms (Wellingtons), invented words (nylon, spoof), shortened words (photo, exam), blends (motor and hotel became motel) and folk etymology BL Subjects students are interested in, ranging from food and drink, animals, sports, space, to first names and illnesses

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"This is an excellent book. As an educator I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing derivations. It is well known that people give up study if they go past a misunderstood word. Clearing the word enables the person to continue understanding the text, and clearing the origin/derivation of the word help the person retain the definition as knowledge."

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Today's most comprehensive students' English Language Dictionary

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