What does the word lord have to do with bread? How is smile related to mirror? And why is Donald such an appropriate name for an American president?
These and 366 other questions are answered in the Etymology Calendar, a page-a-day calendar written by five students of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics in Leiden. After they sold more than 700 copies of their self-published first edition last year, their 2020 edition is published by Brill and sold in all major online bookstores.
The Etymology Calendar aims to provide some insight into the fascinating world of historical linguistics for anyone with an interest in languages. Both experienced linguists and readers without a linguistic background will be surprised at the intriguing developments in the history of English, Dutch and tens of other languages.
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