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How to be a word historian

This activity provides instructions for using an ordinary dictionary to find extraordinary histories of words. Many English words have their origins in other languages. By finding words with similar sounds and meanings in other languages, it's often possible to trace
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This activity provides instructions for using an ordinary dictionary to find extraordinary histories of words. Many English words have their origins in other languages. By finding words with similar sounds and meanings in other languages, it's often possible to trace the history of a word back through many centuries.

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Be a word historian

Use an ordinary dictionary to find extraordinary histories of words. Many English words have their origins in other languages. By finding words with similar sounds and meanings in other languages, it's often possible to trace the history of a word

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