By Eric Partridge
This dictionary offers the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the trendy English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by means of numerous routes from initially universal inventory. in addition to giving the solutions to questions about the derivation of person phrases, it's a attention-grabbing booklet to flick through, for the reason that each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. you can pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose essentially divided up through numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious method of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are huge lists of prefixes, suffixes, and components utilized in the construction of latest vocabulary.