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A short history of English words

by Bernard Groom

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Published by Macmillan and co., limited in London .
Written in English

  • English language -- History.,
  • English language -- Etymology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Bernard Groom.
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .G7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, [2], 221, [1] p.
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6315911M
    LC Control Number35000636

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