Oddments: A Miscellany of English Etymologies (Part 3)

William Sayers

Abstrakt

This multi-part study continues an inquiry earlier initiated in these pages into words listed in Oxford English dictionary as still without satisfactory etymologies. Loans from a variety of source languages  are reviewed, accompanied by commentary on earlier lexicographical praxis as it relates to various  popular registers of English.

Słowa kluczowe: English etymology, popular speech

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