Cassell Dictionary Of Proper Names (Language reference)

Cassell Dictionary Of Proper Names (Language reference)

by Adrian Room (Author)


This text reveals the origins and meanings of thousands of familiar names, from personal to place names, and from mythological characters to astronomical names. A guide to accents and pronunciation for some of the 80 languages used in the dictionary, from Afrikaans to Zyrian, is also included. This should be useful as a reference for anyone interested in the history and development of language.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 21 Jul 1994

ISBN 10: 0304344478
ISBN 13: 9780304344475

Author Bio
Adrian Room is an established writer of reference books, mainly on the origins of words and names. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Name Society and American Name Society. He was Senior Lecturer in Russian with the Ministry of Defence until 1984, when he took up full-time writing.