Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.with the manoeuvre, a#39; and therefore refers rather to the act than the thing; see Cotgrave, s.v. flagrant; E. Webbe, Travels, I 590, ed. Arber ... See Manual and Tenable. .... -L. mali-, for malus, bad; with suffix -ti-a. Root unknown. Der. malici- ous, ME. malicious, K. Alisaunder, 3323, 5045, from F. malicienx ; m11lica#39;i0usArl_y , -ness.
|Title||:||An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language|
|Author||:||Walter W. Skeat|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2013-02-15|