Books tagged: etymology

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An Absey Buke o' the Worulde
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,260. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
When is to be 'Amused' a thing of 'Terror'? And does 'Desire' really come from the stars, as the word suggests? Can 'Violence' be a sort of virtue? This is a book of enquiries, through the traces a word can leave. A light tread through the past, following the thread of words we use today...
Past Will Be Future
Price: Free! Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by Maggy Diak. Categories: Essay » Literature
Are words magical? Which word is the secret dark matter comprising the past, present and future?
English Words: Learn English: English Grammar: Advanced English Words: Origins, History & Meanings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Etymology
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling English Language Book - Red Herrings & White Elephants, Shaggy Dogs and It's a Wonderful Word How To Speak English Like a Native. The history and origins of hundreds of the more advanced English words. If you want to speak English like a native then you need to know what these words mean and how they became part of the language.
What's in a Name?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,970. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In What's In A Name? Ian Murray Tough examines the roots of etymology, with particular focus on surnames and their socio-geographical context. A fascinating and incisive study which may inspire others to conduct detective work into family history.
Intuitive Vocabulary: German
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » German
English and German are sister languages, but as sometimes happens in families, time and distance have taken their toll, and their shared roots are not always visible. This book allows English speakers to recover these original ties and use their native knowledge of English to more easily acquire German vocabulary. A great learning tool for students of German, and for lovers of English!
Antiacademy English Dictionary
Price: Free! Words: 208,780. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
The only English dictionary, intended as a lexicographical revolution. 2016 edition, reviewed by the author.
Borrowed Expressions
Series: Tokyo, From One to Infinity. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The English language owes much of its richness to the countless expressions borrowed from other tongues, and Japan has made some notable contributions to the lexicon. Very few native speakers of English are aware, however, of the etymology of some of the Japanese words they use. How many people would have realised, for example, that “karaoke” is partly a corruption of English?
Aeneid Liber Sextus
Price: $14.75 USD. Words: 46,690. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Latin, Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs
Thousands of years ago the Trojan hero Aeneas, the son of the goddess Aphrodite, traveled to the Underworld to meet and speak with his father Anchises. He was one of the few to return from that place with his memories intact. This book is a revolutionary translation and interpretation of Vergilius' account of that fascinating journey and place. It has brief linguistic analyses of certain names.
Name Reality
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Baby names, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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This analysis system was originally used in ancient times by affluent families to name their children for a prosperous happy and healthy life. It has been documented many times over the last several thousand years and was for the most, kept a secret. When you see for yourself how accurate this system is, you will understand why it has been kept under wraps.
The World's Oldest Professions (A Dictionary)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history, Nonfiction » History » Reference
The dictionary of "Old Pros" revives 1,647 old professions, dating from pre-history to the 20th century, bringing them to life with funny, biting, heart-breaking observations about work. Including essays on ancient economic mayhem, this definitive reference work is a word lover’s feast. History buffs will find its thousand views on the trouble with toil enthralling.