Literally: Amazing English Words and Where They Came From

Author(s): Patrick Skipworth

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Did you know that English words come from all over the world and that their meanings have changed along their journey? Our word 'zero' comes from the Arabic word for empty space. 'Companion' is from the Latin for with bread.


With simple descriptions and dazzling, evocative and witty illustrations, this is a fascinating introduction to the rich history and cultural diversity of our language.


 

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General Fields

  • : 9781912920174
  • : Walker Books Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : May 2020
  • : .9 Centimeters X 28.2 Centimeters X 27.2 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Patrick Skipworth
  • : Hardback
  • : Nicholas Stevenson
  • : 422