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Concise Dictionary of Middle English from a D 1150 To 1580

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ISBN-10: 140994610X

ISBN-13: 9781409946106

Edition: N/A

Authors: A. L. Mayhew, Walter W. Skeat

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Reverend Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1842-? ) was an author and an Oxford Don. His works include: A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A. D. 1150 to 1580 (1888) (with Walter William Skeat) and Synopsis of Old English Phonology (1891). Reverend Walter William Skeat (1835-1912) was an English philologist. In 1878 he was elected Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge. He completed Mitchell Kemble's edition of the Anglo-Saxon Gospels, and did much other work both in Anglo-Saxon and in Gothic, but is perhaps most generally known for his labours in Middle English, and for his standard editions of Chaucer and Langland's Piers Plowman. He edited numerous books for the Early…    
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List price: $39.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.33" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Walter William Skeat, English philologist, was born in London on November 21,1835, and educated at King's College School (Wimbledon), Highgate School, and Christ's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in July 1860. His grandsons include the noted palaeographer T. C. Skeat and the stained glass painter Francis Skeat. Skeat's principal achievement was his Etymological English Dictionary. While preparing the dictionary he wrote hundreds of short articles on word origins for the London-based journal: Notes and Queries. Skeat is responsibel for coining the meaning of a "ghost word" --- a meaningless word that came into existence or acceptance, not by being derived through…