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The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

by Robert K. Barnhart

  • ISBN: 9780062700841
  • ISBN10: 0062700847

The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology

by Robert K. Barnhart

  • List Price: $55.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Harpercollins
  • Publish date: 10/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780062700841
  • ISBN10: 0062700847
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Description: As all lovers of language know, words are the source of our very understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Often, however, our use of language is so automatic that we neglect to consider where those words came from and what they assume. What are the implications, beyond the simple dictionary definitions, of using words such as "privilege, hysteria, seminal, " and "gyp?"

Browsing through the pages of "The Barhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" is like exploring the historical, political, and rhetorical wonderland of our linguistic heritage. We see the evolution of ideas, as rootword connections that now seem arbitrary are traced to schools of thought from the past. We also find an opportunity to examine how the sometimes backwards, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes illuminating ideologies built into our language affect our modern thinking.

Written in a fresh, accessible style, this book provides the derivations of over 21,000 English-language words without resorting to the use of abbreviations, symbols, or technical terminology. Drawing on the most current American scholarship, and focusing on

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