English Through the Ages

Unique among etymology books, English Through the Ages places words on the long and dynamic timeline of English word creation, chronicling words according to when it can be confirmed they were in use Words are organized into time groupings from In Use by 1150 to In Use by 1990 Entry words list changes in meaning and when related words such as the noun use of a verb Unique among etymology books, English Through the Ages places words on the long and dynamic timeline of English word creation, chronicling words according to when it can be confirmed they were in use Words are organized into time groupings from In Use by 1150 to In Use by 1990 Entry words list changes in meaning and when related words such as the noun use of a verb came into being Timelines are grouped into categories of words, including Geography Places, The Body, Everyday Life, Insults and Slang so you can browse for related words And, all entrywords are cross referenced in a comprehensive index.
English Through the Ages Unique among etymology books English Through the Ages places words on the long and dynamic timeline of English word creation chronicling words according to when it can be confirmed they were in use

  • Title: English Through the Ages
  • Author: William Brohaugh
  • ISBN: 9780898796551
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “English Through the Ages”

    1. Love this! Had much difficulty finding the dates for some words for checking historical accuracy in my historical novel, even bought the Dictionary of American Slang because it was the closest I could come to finding this info, but this one is exactly the kind of book I was looking for. May change rating the more I use it and how well it does.

    2. This book is so useful in so many different ways I can hardly believe it. It is organized by time periods from the earliest days when terms were identifiable as English to the present. The time periods are further winnowed by types of words such as plants, war, insults, slang and many others. There is an index to assist in finding your chosen word. Thus, if I want to know when "cowboy" first entered the language, the index will tell me its page, and I can find its date(s). From time to time info [...]

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