The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984 - 636 страници
There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown.
Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.
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Motacillidae , Motacilla : family and genus of birds , the wagtail . “ The automobile has changed our dress , manners , social customs , vacation habits ...
Ovibovinae , Ovibos : subfamily and genus , the musk ox . Ovidae : family of sheep and goats ; fellow travelers , to be sorted out on doomsday . Gc , ewe .
Inula : genus of the thistle family . Helenium : genus , the sneezeweed . Helonias : genus of bog herbs . helminth : parasitic worm . anthelmintic ...