By Anatoly Liberman
This paintings introduces popular linguistics student Anatoly Liberman’s entire dictionary and bibliography of the etymology of English phrases. The English etymological dictionaries released some time past declare to have solved the mysteries of note origins even if these origins were largely disputed. An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology in contrast, discusses the entire present derivations of English phrases and proposes the simplest one. within the inaugural quantity, Liberman addresses fifty-five phrases often brushed aside as being of unknown etymology. a number of the entries are one of the most typically used phrases in English, together with guy, boy, woman, chook, mind, comprehend, key, ever, and but. Others are slang: mooch, nudge, pimp, filch, gawk, and skedaddle. Many, equivalent to beacon, oat, hemlock, ivy, and toad, have existed for hundreds of years, while a few have seemed extra lately, for instance, slang, kitty-corner, and Jeep. they're all united through their etymological obscurity. This designated source e-book discusses the most difficulties within the technique of etymological learn and comprises indexes of matters, names, and all the root phrases. every one access is a full-fledged article, laying off gentle for the 1st time at the resource of a few of the main largely disputed notice origins within the English language. “Anatoly Liberman is likely one of the best students within the box of English etymology. unquestionably his paintings might be an essential device for the continued revision of the etymological section of the entries within the Oxford English Dictionary.” —Bernhard Diensberg, OED advisor, French etymologies Anatoly Liberman is professor of Germanic philology on the collage of Minnesota. He has released many works, together with sixteen books, such a lot lately note Origins . . . and the way we all know Them: Etymology for everybody.