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Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning
Semantic Antics How and Why Words Change Meaning
Author: Sol Steinmetz
A fun, new approach to examining etymology! — — Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example: — The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different from today's meaning of the word: "utterly unyielding in attitu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375426124
ISBN-10: 0375426124
Publication Date: 3/25/2008
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Random House Reference
Book Type: Hardcover
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