An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

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Volume 2 of 2. Classic contains most of the more common words, plus slang, archaic words and phrases, and common foreign words. Roots are identified, cross-references to words with similar roots are listed and colloquial usages and alternate spellings are given. qNotable for its readable historical discussions, apt citations and jargonless clarityq a€” Saturday Review.Slovak [ethn.]. Native name of Slav race in Hungary. Cf. Slovene. sloven. Earlier ( 15 cent.) ... Ger., OSlav. slovAcne, Slav. slow. AS. slaw, sluggish, obtuse. Com. Teut. ; cf. ... Training in manual dexterity. Sw. sliijd, sleight. slubber. Older form of anbsp;...

Title:An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
Author:Ernest Weekley
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-07-18


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