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Phrase and word origins

Alfred Hubbard Holt

Phrase and word origins

a study of familiar expressions. Formerly titled: Phrase origins.

by Alfred Hubbard Holt

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Published by Dover in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Revised and enlarged version of Phrase origins, New York: Crowell, 1936.

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Open LibraryOL15055503M
ISBN 100486207587
OCLC/WorldCa318162

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Seemingly designed for those with laser-focused attention or plenty of time on their hands, the Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins provides days of browsing for etymophiles. More than 9, entries, nearly a quarter of them new to this edition, cover slang, idiom, and commonly used words with interesting or curious histories. The Merriam Webster New Book of Word Histories. This book contains a medium-sized selection of words, but each word is laboriously discussed and researched. The Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins. This is a handy book which contains hard-to-find etymologies of words and, especially, phrases.

English Words From Ancient Greek Myths. The names and stories of the Greek gods live on in these mythical words. 1. Atlas. The English word "atlas" means a book of maps, and it comes directly from a Greek ing to Greek lore, Atlas was a Titan who .   The word originated from the word 'Ahuacatl' which means testicle. So basically, avocado means testicle. Words that mean something so different in their origins.


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