By Ernest Klein

Even though over the last sixty years philology has attained a excessive measure of improvement, taking a look at the literature on hand, Etymology seems purely to have reached the extent of philology on the flip of the century. This dictionary is the 1st significant paintings of its sort within the twentieth century, and as such, embodies the findings of recent philological scholarship. for instance, complete reference is made to Tocharian, the extinct language rediscovered on the finish of the 19th Century which regularly presents the major to the real transition shape among the Old-Indian and the Indo-European staff of languages to which English belongs. a number of hundred phrases formerly outlined as being "of unknown etymology" are absolutely analyzed.The etymology of phrases of Semitic foundation within the English language is given, the transliteration of Semitic phrases relies on an idea which renders precisely each consonant, vowel and diacritical signal. Hybrids should not purely spoke of, yet in lots of circumstances a brand new, thoroughly shaped note is advised. unique recognition is paid to personal loan translations (important parts within the cultural interrelationship among the countries) specially in regard to their passage from one language to a different. The dictionary additionally offers the etymologies of right and mythological names. Exhaustive cross-referencing, permits the reader to track all phrases derived from one and an identical base.

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