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Dictionary of word origins.

Joseph Twadell Shipley

Dictionary of word origins.

by Joseph Twadell Shipley

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Published by Littlefield, Adams & Co. in Paterson, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesA fascinating study of words -- no. 121.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 430 p.
    Number of Pages430
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15337034M
    LC Control Number69014079

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    Anglo-Saxon Words. Old English, or Anglo-Saxon as it is also known, is the oldest form of English. The original speakers of ‘English’ came from the part of Europe that is now Germany and Denmark in the form of three tribes called the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. Technology definition, the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. See more.

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