etymological dictionary

NOUN
  1. a dictionary giving the historical origins of each word
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  • Peter T Daniels a Semiticiste and regular at sci.lang, he say: "Etymological dictionary for Arabic" doesn't make much sense, since the Arabic lexicon is so much vaster than that of any other Semitic language, since lexicography has been going on for over a thousand years, and etymological dictionaries of all the other Semitic languages mine the native Arab lexica for more or less plausible candidates for cognacy. languagehat.com: ARABIC ETYMOLOGY.
  • We have no comprehensive dictionary, no etymological dictionary, no dictionaries of regionalisms, no modern thesaurus.
  • My etymological dictionary suggests an Iranic origin as also possible for the latter, but the lack of cognates in Permic etc. languages makes this seem dubious. Never judge a book by its nom de plume
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