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The Resource The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology, edited by Robert K. Barnhart

The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology, edited by Robert K. Barnhart

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The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology
Title
The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert K. Barnhart
Title variation
Dictionary of etymology
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 the core words in contemporary English, "The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology" is both a diverting browse and a thinking person' s Bible
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Barnhart dictionary of etymology
Dewey number
422/.03
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1580
LC item number
.B35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
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  • English language
  • Etymologie
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
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The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology, edited by Robert K. Barnhart
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Publication
Note
Revised edition of: The Barnhart dictionary of etymology. 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 915-916)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm30399281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 916 pages
Isbn
9780062700841
Lccn
94017922
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30399281
Label
The Barnhart concise dictionary of etymology, edited by Robert K. Barnhart
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: The Barnhart dictionary of etymology. 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 915-916)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30399281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 916 pages
Isbn
9780062700841
Lccn
94017922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30399281

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