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Dictionary of word origins

by John Ayto

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Published by Arcade Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesWord origins
    StatementJohn Ayto.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1580 .A97 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination582 p. ;
    Number of Pages582
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2026970M
    ISBN 101559701331
    LC Control Number91002958

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