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The Heron Derivation Dictionary Paperback – March, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Heron Books; 4th edition (March 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089739013X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897390132
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allison Lebaron on June 9, 2011
I have been using this dictionary for over 15 years & absolutely love it. I find - as a teacher and student myself - it to be incredible easy & fulfilling to use. My students are able to use it easily as well. It has great information on all the languages in the back as well as time lines of civilizations so one can fully grasp word origins. I highly, highly recommend this as it keeps it simple so one can enjoy words - not go on endless searches through difficult terms to finally come to a less than thorough understanding, as some larger dictionaries do. I hope you are as happy as we are with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Polkboy on March 13, 2011
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This provides a full understanding of the definition of the word...in an easy and simple manner. I don't have to maul through BIG, HUGE Oxford dictionaries to look at the derivation of a word now.

To clear a definition of a word, it is very important to know the derivation and this book serves the purpose.
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Without the correct derivation of a word, its like not having the history of the word. At times you will see the lights come on once you look at the derivation, after having cleared the meaning of a misunderstood word. I have been using this derivation dictionary since 2007 and have found it crucial in rounding off the clearing of words. (When reading or studying, and you get to a word not fully understood, clear the word, use the word in examples and sentences for a better understanding then lookup the origin of the word from this derivation dictionary)
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I like learning the origin of words, it makes the concept of a word that much more complete. This dictionary goes even beyond that and gives you an origin on the languages themselves and where they evolved.

It arrived in a timely manner and in perfect condition.
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This is a great derivation dictionary. if you are like me and care where words come from this one will give you a nice clear understanding without sending you from one derivation to the next, as some dictionaries do.
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By CherylF on October 25, 2013
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I love this dictionary. It's simple, extremely helpful and enlightening!
It is important to know the origin of words as it helps in the conceptual understanding of a word!
This book is the best for that!
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By David on December 6, 2013
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I like to look up word origins, but many dictionaries have either no derivation or a super-complicated derivation. This book gives a thorough list with short but adequate explanations. It is great to have around.
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This is a great Derivation dictionary. If you want to know the basics of where the word came from this is the right dictionary for you. It generally has a derivation for most words. It's simple and to the point.
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