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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English

Author : A. L. Mayhew
ISBN : 0554326760
Genre : Reference
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The present work is intended to meet in some measure the requirements of those who wish to make some study of Middle-English and who find a difficulty in obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find out the meanings and etymologies of the words most essential to their purpose.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Middle English From A D 1150 To 1580 Classic Reprint

Author : Walter William Skeat
ISBN : 0331514524
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Excerpt from A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A. D. 1150 to 1580 The present work is intended to meet, in some measure, the require ments Of those who wish to make some study Of middle-english, and who find a difficulty in Obtaining such assistance as will enable them to find out the meanings and etymologies Of the words most essential to their purpose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Concise Dictionary Of English Etymology

Author : Walter W. Skeat
ISBN : 1853263117
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A dictionary of the origins of words and developement of the English language.
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The Invention Of Middle English

Author : David Matthews
ISBN : 0271020822
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At a time when medieval studies is increasingly concerned with historicizing and theorizing its own origins and history, the development of the study of Middle English has been relatively neglected. The Invention of Middle English collects for the first time the principal sources through which this history can be traced. The documents presented here highlight the uncertain and haphazard way in which ideas about Middle English language and literature were shaped by antiquarians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is a valuable sourcebook for medieval studies, for study of the reception of the Middle Ages, and, more generally, for the history of the rise of English. The anthology is divided into two sections. The first section traces the development of ideas about the Middle English language in the work of thirteen writers, including George Hickes, Thomas Warton, Jacob Grimm, Henry Sweet, and James Murray. The second section represents literary criticism and commentary by nineteen authors, including Warton, Thomas Percy, Joseph Ritson, Walter Scott, Thomas Wright, and Walter Skeat. Each of the extracts is annotated and introduced with a note presenting historical, biographical, and bibliographical information along with a guide to further reading. A general introduction provides an overview of the state of Middle English study and a brief history of the formation of the discipline.
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A Primer Of English Etymology

Author : Walter W. Skeat
ISBN : 9781596050914
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In the present little book, I merely endeavor to draw out a general sketch of some of the more important principles which should be observed by all who pretend to have any acquaintance with English etymology."-Walter W. Skeat, in his PrefaceFirst published in 1910, this classic introduction to the linguistics of the English language is notable not only for its scholarly value but for a charming defensiveness of its own erudition ("The general ignorance of even the most elementary notions on the subject [of etymology], as perpetually exhibited in our periodical literature, is truly deplorable," the author sniffs). Cambridge professor Skeat concisely explores the history of the English language and the sources from which it is derived, including the influences of military and religious invasions from the continent of Europe; the ancient Anglo-Saxon symbols and sounds the language utilizes; how English spelling came to be standardized; the historical mutation of vowel sounds; and prefixes, suffixes, and roots.British academic WALTER WILLIAM SKEAT (1835-1912) was Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge. He also wrote (with A.L. Mayhew) A Concise Dictionary of Middle English: From A.D. 1150 To 1580.
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An Etymological Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Walter W. Skeat
ISBN : 9780486440521
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Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.
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Middle English Dictionary

Author : Robert E. Lewis
ISBN : 0472013106
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This new edition is a complete rewriting and reshaping of the original, with an up-to-date history of the original project and a comprehensive guide to the entries and their constituent parts.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines