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23 Best Etymology Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Etymology books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Etymology books" and click on the top 4 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    The Lost Words

    Robert Macfarlane

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    Word Origins

    John Ayto

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5

    Word Magic

    Pao Chang

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6

    Wheelock's Latin

    Frederic M. Wheelock

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Etymologicon

    Mark Forsyth

    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

    Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Mer to Moor

    Cozmo El

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Frindle

    Andrew Clements

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
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    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
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  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 23
    Appears in 2 articles

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