Does anyone know of a good online etymological reference? Books on English etymology are just a tad hard to find over here (Japan).
Thanks
Hey Mike,
have a look on the thread "English Grammar Exceptions" Emotion: smile

Take care
Thanks Pemmican. My interest was prevoked by your posting yesterday about "to be" and it's etymology.
Thanks a lot,
Mike
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I hope it's good, haven't used it yet except for looking up "to be", but it seems to be very well-elaborated.
It is exactly what I was looking for.
There is another resource of which I know, "Roots of English", but it is a little clunky.
Here is the addy http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/roots.html#roots
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Here's another one for you Mike: www.wordorigins.org
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Thanks Orpheus. What a colourful and interesting site!