This is why my dictionary may also serve as a preliminary work for an ety- mological dictionary of the Semitic languages themselves.
In all etymological dictionaries we frequently come across such words as are declared to be 'of unknown origin', even in cases when the etymology of such words can be established beyond any doubt.
This dictionary gives also the etymologies of personal names and mythological names. = Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft. Littre's Dictionnaire de la langue francaise, Pans, 1884.
Some other features of this dictionary: What the elements are to chemistry, what the sounds are to music, are words to language. Feist, S., Vergleichendes Worterbuch der gotischen Sprache, 3rd ed., Leiden, 1939- Frankel Siegmund, Die aramaischen Fremdworter im Arabischen, Leyden, 1886. Libros, Leiden, 195 • Lewis and Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford, 195 1- Lewy H Die semitischen Fremdworter im Griechischen, Berlin, 1895.
They are important milestones along the way leading to the majestic Palace of Human Knowledge. Hehn, V., Kulturpflanzen und Haustiere in ihrem Obergang aus Asien nach Griechenland und Italien' 8. Litmann E., Morgenlandische Worter im Deutschen, 2nd ed., Tubingen, 1924. , Etymologisches Worterbuch der europaischen (germanischen, romanischen und slavischen) Worter orientalischen Ursprungs, Heidelberg, 1927. In many other cases the etymology is not given either, but the origin of the respec- X tive word is referred to by such vague terms as 'of uncertain etymology', or 'probably of Orien- tal origin', etc., whereas their provenance is very well known. Bense, Dictionary of the Low Dutch element in the English Vocabulary. Carnoy, Albert, Dictionnaire etymologique de la mythologie greco-romaine, Louvam. My dictionary contains the ety- mology of several hundred such words. Berneker, E., Slavisches etymologisches Worterbuch, vol. Devic M Dictionnaire etymologique des mots francais derives de l'arabe, Pans, 1876; published also in Supplement to E. There I learned that my Father, my wife, my only child Joseph and two of my three sisters had suffered martyrdom in Auschwitz. Paul Horvath (nee Elizabeth Klein) and her husband have survived. After my return I decided to write an etymological dictionary of the English language, the language which I had loved and admired since my early childhood.