Word Origins (Liberman)
Liberman, Anatoly. Word Origins and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
This is perhaps the best, single-volume work on word origins available. Recommended highly for anyone with a serious interest in etymology. It is a scholarly work, but written in a style that is accessible to the lay reader, by one of the leading etymologists working today. It’s not casual reading material, but those who are seriously interested in the subject will spend many hours poring over this book.
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