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The Resource Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus, from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries, (electronic resource)

Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus, from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries, (electronic resource)

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Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus
Title
Word histories and mysteries
Title remainder
from abracadabra to Zeus
Statement of responsibility
from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Word Histories and Mysteries provides a panoramic view of the unique richness of English, uncovering the origins of five hundred everyday words whose surprising and often amusing stories offer insights into the history of humankind. Arranged in convenient alphabetical order, the notes are written in a lively and entertaining style perfect for browsing. The reader can learn how some of the most recent words, such as the computer term wiki, were coined, or trace the origins of English back to the Indo-European language spoken long before the invention of writing
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Cataloging source
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American heritage dictionary of the English language
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
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English language
Label
Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus, from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (477 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722001
Other physical details
13 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229028
  • (Credo)hmwhm
  • (OCoLC)436847620
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Word histories and mysteries : from abracadabra to Zeus, from the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (477 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722001
Other physical details
13 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229028
  • (Credo)hmwhm
  • (OCoLC)436847620
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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