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Word Origins


Word Origins

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A database containing the definitions and etymological roots of hundreds of commonly used English words and phrases, many of which originate from folklore, history, and even some rather bizzare sources. The site is scholarly and provides links to a discussion page, sources and related links, special topics, and a newsletter.
Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: April 25, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 14, 2010
Send email to dave@wilton.net
Submitter: Thomas Nolan


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Language: English
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