CLAS224 Word Elements

Course Resources


American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Edition

Ayers, D. M. and Worthen, Thomas D. English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (University of Arizona paperback, 2nd ed.)

Lederer, Richard. Word Origins (Merriam-Webster 1998)

Schaeffer, R. F. Latin-English Derivative Dictionary (American Classical League, pamphlet #62)

Schaeffer, R. F. Greek-English Derivative Dictionary (American Classical League, pamphlet #70)


Oxford English Dictionary (on CD-ROM)

Michael Quinion's World Wide Words Webpage:

Michael Quinion's Weekly Newsletter: (to subscribe)

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