5H Anatoly Liberman Ahornas Blount (1656) was the first English lexicographer to supply words with etymologies in a comprehensive dictionary. His practice took root in England and later in the United States. Discussion of word origins occupies a place of honor in Webster (1828) and in the works of his successors and competitors. When TL· Century Dictionary v/as conceived as a new authoritative reference work that would "be service- able for every library and practical use," as its editor William Dwight Whitney put it, he had to decide about the format of the etymologies. Whitney's general ideas on this subject are stated in the Preface to the first edition (vii--viii): [The etymologies] have been written anew, on a uniform plan, and in accordance with the established principles of comparative philology. The best works in English etymology, as well as in etymology and philology in general, have been regularly consulted, the most helpful being those of Prof. Skeat and Eduard Müller, and the "New English Dictionary on Historical Principles," edited by Dr. J.A.H. Murray (which, however, could be consulted in revising the proofs of A and of part of B only); but the conclusions reached are independent. It has
Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America – Dictionary Society of North America
Published: Apr 4, 1996
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