The Concise Oxford dictionary of English etymology / edited by T.F. Hoad.

Contributor(s): Hoad, T. FMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford/Clarendon Press, 1986 (1991 printing)Description: xiv, 552 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 019861182X; 9780198611820Subject(s): English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries | English language Etymology - DictionariesDDC classification: 422/.03 LOC classification: PE1580 | .C66 1986Other classification: 18.04
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Reference Book University of Texas At Tyler
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PE1580 .C66 1986 (Browse shelf) Not for loan 0000100020270

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C.T. Onions's Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford, rev. 1969, $45) is the source of this compact version, and for the most part the reductions are carefully chosen, as in eliminating the pronunciations of common words and technical terms. But this work is abridged: e.g., over two former pages, between dickens and dignity, entries for dictaphone, dies non , and dight have been deleted, and these deletions are representative. Secondary information has also been cut from individual entries. The result is a handy and compact desktop reference book, well printed and bound as expected from the Clarendon Press. However, both the original, and Ernest Klein's Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Lanaguage (Elsevier, 1971, $85) are in print, and larger libraries should have them as well. Stephen H. Cape, Indiana Univ. Lib., Bloomington (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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