Anatoly Liberman's An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction PDF

By Anatoly Liberman

This paintings introduces well known linguistics pupil Anatoly Liberman’s finished dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English phrases. The English etymological dictionaries released long ago declare to have solved the mysteries of observe origins even if these origins were largely disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology by distinction, discusses the entire present derivations of English phrases and proposes the easiest one.


In the inaugural quantity, Liberman addresses fifty-five phrases characteristically brushed off as being of unknown etymology. a few of the entries are one of the most typically used phrases in English, together with guy, boy, lady, chook, mind, comprehend, key, ever, and yet. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, reminiscent of beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for hundreds of years, while a few have seemed extra lately, for instance, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. they're all united by means of their etymological obscurity.


This specified source e-book discusses the most difficulties within the method of etymological examine and comprises indexes of topics, names, and all the root phrases. every one access is a full-fledged article, laying off mild for the 1st time at the resource of a few of the main greatly disputed observe origins within the English language.


“Anatoly Liberman is among the prime students within the box of English etymology. surely his paintings might be an crucial device for the continued revision of the etymological component to the entries within the Oxford English Dictionary.” —Bernhard Diensberg, OED advisor, French etymologies


Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology on the college of Minnesota. He has released many works, together with sixteen books, so much lately observe Origins . . . and the way we all know Them: Etymology for Everyone.

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