By Carl Darling Buck

Originally released in 1949 and showing now for the 1st time in a paperbound variation, Buck's Dictionary is still an fundamental device for diachronic research of the Indo-European languages. prepared in keeping with the that means of phrases, the paintings includes greater than 1,000 groupings of synonyms from the valuable Indo-European languages. greenback first tabulates the phrases describing a selected idea after which discusses their etymological and semantic historical past, tracing alterations in that means of the foundation phrases in addition to providing instances indicating which of the older kinds were changed by way of expressions of colloquial or overseas origin.

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