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.1]a#39; The usual connexion asserted between L. puma and pezma 1S not certain; if it were, We might connect fin with feather. Der. firm-y. .... See Frith (2), Ford. FIR, the name of a ... Span. jirma, a sign manual, signature; from firmar, vb., to confirm.
|Title||:||An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language|
|Author||:||Walter W. Skeat|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2013-02-15|