Title Roots: Family Histories of Familiar Words.
Publisher New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, .
Seller ID 4541s
Tall square octavo, black boards, 216 pp. Illus. Ex-Libris with usual markings, otherwise Fine in a like dust jacket. ÔThis unique book offers case histories of 100 Indo-European roots and shows how they appear in modern English...Each of the 100 case histories was selected (from several thousand known roots) because of its wide use and its interest value...Each entry consists of a definition and discussion of the root, a concise history of its descent to present-day English, and a chart that presents the story visually. The book offers a wealth of curious and enlightening facts...'