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HERON  DERIVATION DICTIONARY  A Quick Reference for English Language Derivations
Published by Heron Books, Inc. 20950 SW Rock Creek Road Sheridan, OR 97378 heronbooks.com Fifth Edition    1995, 2021 Hero...
Contents Introduction to the 5th Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Why This Dictionary  . ...
Introduction to the 5th Edition This dictionary was originally created for middle and high school students learning the va...
Why This Dictionary  This dictionary is all about beginnings. A derivation is where something came from, its beginning. Th...
Here   s another word story. The English word vinegar began as the Latin words vinum aigre,    wine that is soured.    Vin...
Reading Derivations Every word listed in a dictionary is called an entry. This book has 11,480 entries, each with a deriva...
active See act. This means the derivation of the word    active    is essentially the same as the derivation of the word  ...
A Brief History of English BEFORE ENGLISH WAS BORN Though English is spoken today by millions of people around the world, ...
Scotland Denmark Angles Saxons  England Wales  Germany  7
THE BIRTH OF OLD ENGLISH Anglo-Saxon, 450 - 1100 CE The Angles and Saxons spoke a completely different language than the B...
jump  break year  laugh RED queen  CHILD  ACORN  SCAB  MOTHER  GHOST  NAME  BLOOD  FIGHT  raven free  kiss  north cat OWL ...
THE VIKING INFLUENCE Old Norse, 800 CE About four hundred years after the Anglo-Saxon invasion, from the northernmost part...
school    Old English scol place of learning, from Latin schola, from Greek schole.  scare    Old Norse skirra frighten.  ...
SC OU R  scour1  scrub     Dutch schuren clean, from French escurer, from Latin ex- entirely   curare take care of. scour ...
secret    French secre, from Latin secernere put apart, from se- apart   cernere separate.  scurrilous    Latin scurrilis ...
SEGU E  segue    Italian, from Latin sequi follow. seine    Old English segne, from Latin, from Greek segene. seismic    G...
sequence    Latin sequentia that which follows, from sequi follow. sequester    Latin sequiestrare remove, from sequester ...

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