The Roots of English
A Reader's Handbook of Word OriginsBook - 1989 | 1st ed.
The richest of languages, English contains some 600,000 words--OED. Of these perhaps 450,000 are in current use. Clairborne discusses the sources of the language in general, then specifically describes the Germanic, Latin, Greek roots of our words. A delightful browse with much value as a reference. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Publisher: New York : Times Books, c1989.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 422.03 C585r
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm.