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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
472,200 words
Illustration(s):
10
Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
507,350 words
Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of ... More
Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
"Anyone who is addicted to the richness of the English language or simply intrigued by the origin and meaning of an idiom like ‘teach your grandmother to suck eggs’ will ... More
A New Dictionary of Eponyms

A New Dictionary of Eponyms   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
102,130 words
This dictionary features the entertaining histories behind hundreds of eponyms, such as bowdlerize (from the censorious Thomas Bowdler), bikini from the atoll, and the Salisbury steak, a ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
‘ground-breaking’, Writing Magazine This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
308,529 words
"A treasure (from the Greek ‘thesauros’, treasure, store or storehouse) trove (past participle of an Anglo-Norman verb meaning ‘to find’) of verbal wonders" – William ... More

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