Words in English
Linguistics/English 215
Prof. S. Kemmer

Short Etymologies

The following are etymologies of words that have come up in class:

anaconda Probably a modification of Sinhalese henakandaya 'a slender green snake' (WNC)

AH - American Heritage Dictionary
OED - Oxford English Dictionary
SOED - The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
WNC - Webster's New Collegiate

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