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Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English by Eric Partridge

By Eric Partridge

Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 1958
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This dictionary provides the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the trendy English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by way of various routes from initially universal inventory.

As good as giving the solutions to questions about the derivation of person phrases, it's a interesting publication to flick through, on the grounds that each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. you will pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose truly divided up through numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious approach of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are huge lists of prefixes, suffixes, and components utilized in the production of latest vocabulary.

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AMIABLE amiable and amicable. See AMATEUR, 111,1. amid, amidst. See MEDIAL, pard 13. amir. See ADMIRAL. e. astray. amity. See AMATEUR, III, 2. ammonia, ammoniac, ammonium: the 3rd comes, by Chern suffix -ium, Cram the 1st; the 1st is adopted Cram LL amm6nia, itself app, by suffix -ia, Cram Gr amm6n; E ammoniac is elliptIcal Cor sal ammoniac, with ammoniac an adj, adopted Cram the C16-18 F adj ammoniac, itselC deriving Cram ML ammoniacus, adj oC L ammoniacum, Cram Gr amm6niakon, already used as n Cor the salt (ammonia) and the gum (ammoniac), Cram Gr Amm6n (Jupiter Ammon), Cram Eg Amen, lit 'the Hidden (One)': both oC these products were gathered Cram the vicinity oC Ammon's temple, the salt Cram camels' dung, the gum Cram plants.

See PRICE, para 3. appreciate, appreciation, appreciative, appredator. See PRICE, para S. apprehend; apprehensible, apprehension, apprehensive. See PREHEND, para S. apprentice, apprenticeship. See PREHEND, para 6. appressed, appressorium. See the 2nd PRESS, para 4. , PREHEND. apprize, to price or value. See PRICE, para 2. approach, v hence n and-prob suggested by late MF-F approchable-approachable: ME ap(p)rochen: OF-MF aprochier (MF-F approcher): LL appropidre: ap- for ad. to+L propiiire, to come AQUA 22 near, itself from prope (adv and prep), near, near to, perh an elaboration of pro, forwards, akin to the syn Gr pro and Skt pra-.

W. ) Perhaps related, in Ham, are Eg lc(h)ebi, wild honey, and retchem-t, anything sweet. The Medit r is app *modk-, var *medk-; and in Sem the r mtq bears also the related meaning 'to suck'. 2. Amethystine: L amethystrnus: Gr amethuslinas, from amethustos. AMIABLE amiable and amicable. See AMATEUR, 111,1. amid, amidst. See MEDIAL, pard 13. amir. See ADMIRAL. e. astray. amity. See AMATEUR, III, 2. ammonia, ammoniac, ammonium: the 3rd comes, by Chern suffix -ium, Cram the 1st; the 1st is adopted Cram LL amm6nia, itself app, by suffix -ia, Cram Gr amm6n; E ammoniac is elliptIcal Cor sal ammoniac, with ammoniac an adj, adopted Cram the C16-18 F adj ammoniac, itselC deriving Cram ML ammoniacus, adj oC L ammoniacum, Cram Gr amm6niakon, already used as n Cor the salt (ammonia) and the gum (ammoniac), Cram Gr Amm6n (Jupiter Ammon), Cram Eg Amen, lit 'the Hidden (One)': both oC these products were gathered Cram the vicinity oC Ammon's temple, the salt Cram camels' dung, the gum Cram plants.

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