American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Skeat, Walter William 1835-1912. English philologist who wrote An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1879-1882) and began the systematic study of English place names.
- n. English philologist (1835-1912)
“Skeat" is the winner of a competition by Google, to create a gingerbread house using its program SketchUp, including "dynamic candy" in the construction:”
“The old version of the OED I have, however, says following Skeat that the English word "gun" may derive from the Norse woman's name Gunhilda given to an ancient artillery piece -- or else from a compound of "gun" + "hilde", approximately, both of which have martial meanings.”
“Skeat considers the English word was taken from the Welsh _caban_, rather than from the French, and that the original source for all the forms was Celtic.”
“Incidentally, Skeat père makes no mention here of his close collaboration with J.A. H. Murray on the original Oxford English Dictionary:”
“Tim, I just looked at the Distributed Proofreaders link Cally posted and boy do I wish I had time to get to the "hard poetry" level in time to proof the Skeat I have sitting on my bookshelf here...and there are pulldown menus for all sorts of diacriticals and things.”
“If your Skeat is out of copyright, I can see if I can find someone to Project Manage it through DP for you, given scans.”
“Depending on what you want that Skeat edited, it's probably available via the Oxford Text Archive.”
“An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, by Walter W. Skeat, explains that peak and pique have a common heritage.”
“Yule says that according to Skeat, "scarlet" also traces back to "sakkalat", and first meant the kind of cloth, and only later meant a certain color of this cloth.”
“Skeat said commerce had spent millions of rands installing security cameras in the city in a bid to stop crime.”
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