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Subject: Re: Name books
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 25, 2008 at 1:37:51 PM
Reply to: Name books by Sofia
I assume that since you are asking on this board you are asking about "reliability" in terms of etymology.

I wouldn't consider Bruce Lansky a particularly reliable source in terms of etymology. On the other hand, he's not as bad as some authors, such as Diane Stafford, who have a huge number of off-the-wall "meanings" listed.

The books by Patrick Hanks and his colleagues from Oxford University Press would be among the best readily available paperbacks in English in terms of etymology.

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