The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

  • Publisher: Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780192801128
  • €7.48
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Containing over 8,000 entries, this dictionary is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, entries provide details of the history of each word or phrase, including language of origin, any original spelling, and its sense and use in English. Quotations are used throughout the text to illustrate the terms in their English context. Words discussed include: aborigine, a cappella, futon, nouvelle cuisine, pot pourri, and tamagotchi. It contains examples from over 40 languages, including Afrikaans, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindustani, Latin, Malay, and Turkish. Quotations are used liberally throughout to illustrate how words are used in English. An appendix lists the entries by country of origin and date of introduction into English

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