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2 Answered Questions for the topic word coinage

Word Coinage English Inspiration

10/03/19

The origin of Tolkien's use of the term "hobbit"?

In a footnote on page 29 of *The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun* Verlyn Flieger notes> the word *korigans* appears in the 1891 compendium of folklore known as *The Denham Tracts* (Vol. II, p. 79)... more

04/15/19

How many of Shakespeare's words in his plays were new?

William Shakespeare is famous for using many words in his plays which were new introductions to the English language. According to [Shakespeare... more

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