By Eric Partridge
This dictionary supplies the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the fashionable English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by means of numerous routes from initially universal inventory. in addition to giving the solutions to questions on the derivation of person phrases, it's a interesting booklet to flick through, because each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. you possibly can pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose basically divided up via numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious procedure of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are large lists of prefixes, suffixes, and parts utilized in the construction of recent vocabulary.