Dictionary of Word Origins (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)eBook - 2012
In this book's preface, Joseph Shipley explains, To know the origin of words is to know how men think." This lively, fascinating, and entertaining book is the result of his efforts Shipley traces the derivations of hundreds of common English words, from the adventurous tales of their beginnings to their then-current meanings.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Barnes & Noble, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (448 p.)