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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From Gk prason : leek , prasios : leek - green , OED lists 5 words and details 5 , as prase . For praseodymium , see el 59.
having one's own ( or tribal ) god . henotic : unifying . hendeca : one and ten ; hendecasyllabic ; OED lists 9 and details 4 related words .
OED lists 75 words , then details more in 12 columns - e.g . , hyperbole , in speech ; hyperbola , in mathematics ; hyperborean : of the extreme north ...