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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
er 10.000 Words and Meanings not in other Dictionaries.
ETYMOLOGY. Etymology, “that branch of philological science which treats of the history of words and graminatical forms, tracing out their origin, primitive s gnifications, and changes of form and meaning," self-evidently lies at the foundation of all correct English lexicography; and that Dictionary must be the best which is the mo:l accurate and thorough in this department:
“Dr Webster spent thirty years on this Dictionary, ten of which were devoted to the etymological department alone, and he has accordingly thrown much additional light or the origia and primary sense of words, and on the affinities between the English and mary other languages."'London Imperial Dictionary.
"It is impossible to refer to any one page without discovering that Dr. Webster is a capital etymologist"-London Sun.
- Dr. Webster has entered more deeply into etymological researches, and with greater srccess, than any of his predecessore in the same voc-tion. * * Indeed, on this ground he stands not only unrivalled but alone."-N. Am. Review. (Said of earlier edition.). The
etymological part surpasses any thing that has been done for the English language by any earlirr laborer- in the same field."--Hon. George Bancroft, the Historian.
In the exhibition of the Etymology uf the language, it is superior to any other Dictionary."President Woolsey, of Yale College.
** The etymological department throws new and striking light on the bistory of language."The late President Day, of Yale College, President Bates, late of Middlebury College; and eleven Professors in those Institutions.
"A work of extraord nary merit and value. On the great head of Etymology, I know nothing to supply its place."-Hon. Daniel Wehster.
“Unquestionably the best Dictionary of our language extant. Its grent accuracy in the definition and derivation of words gives il an authority that no other work on the subject possesses. -Hon. John ('. Spencer.
In the department of Etymology-the only part of a lexicon requiring great labor and pra found erudition-he is, by common confession of scholars, without a rival either in this country or in Europe."-John G. Saxe.
" It was my happy fortune to be a member of the family of Dr. C. A. F. Mahn, in Berlin, while he was engaged in preparing the etymological work in the revised edition. I consider Webster's Dictionary the best lexicographical authority extant, in that department of our language."Prof. Euwurd S. Joynes, Washington and Lee Univ., May 8 1871.
· ETYMOLOGY. -" In ngli-h, all the older anthorities, 1. ke Richardson and Webster (in his earlier editious) are simply to be thrown away as rubbish, or worse; nor is the latest Worcester very much better; whatever of good there may be in it, it is on the whole untrustworthy, liable to mislead as often as it guides arighi. lu the last edition of Webster, however, is included the best body of brief English Etymology. by Dr. Mahn.of Berlin, that has ever been put togetherthoroughly and consistently scholarlike."- N. A. Review, Oct., 1872.
"Webster surpassed all others in the departments of etymology and definition. It follows, therefore, in our opinion, that it is the best Dictionary that either England or America car boast."--Nat. Qu. Review.
"In its new and trustworthy etymologies, * the work is one which none who read or write can henceforth afford to dispense with."-Atlantic Monthly. A necessity for every intelligent fa ily, student, teacher, and professional man.
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