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The Facts on File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases: More than 4,500 Terms and Expressions from Around the World (Second Edition)
 
 
Author
Martin H. Manser. David H. Pickering & Alice Grandison, eds.
Publisher Checkmark Books  
Format laminated cover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780816070350
Pages/Publication Date 469/2008
Daedalus Item Code 40663
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Ralph Waldo Emerson once described the English language as "the sea which received tributaries from every region under heaven," and we English speakers never cease to enrich our writings and conversations with words and phrases derived from other languages. This second edition of Martin Manser's wide-ranging guide tracks down and defines more than 4500 terms and expressions, 500 of them new to this edition.

"Notable among the 500 new entries are fresh adoptions such as sudoku and an increased number of prefixes and suffixes. Entries include idioms (the French homme moyen sensual, 'the man in the street'); scientific terms (the Latin nucleus, 'kernel'); gastronomic terminology (the Italian farfalle, 'butterflies'); religious terms (swami, from the Sanskrit for 'master' or 'lord'); legal and political terms (apparatchik, from the Russian for 'political machine'), and many other words and phrases. The short entries include an American-English pronunciation guide; the language of origin; the part of speech; a direct translation; the meaning as used in English; and, in many cases, an illustrative quote. Cross-references guide readers where a word may have alternate spellings."School Library Journal

 
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