By Manfred Görlach
The 1st dictionary of its type to supply an exhaustive comparative therapy of the impact of English on different eu languages. overlaying 16 chosen languages from varied language households, entries include phrases that are recognizably English in shape and which seem in not less than one of many languages demonstrated. Entries are made from a quick definition, via a precis paragraph containing a wealth of historic and linguistic details. Many entries also are observed by means of a grid summarizing the distribution of the note throughout Europe.
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For internal uses it is unlikely to succeed in replacing native expressions (some of which may be caiques). , 19708 (i) < par avion (5Fr) Rs - < trsl aviapochtalavia Po-
End2oc (i tech, mod/5) Afro-look* n. 'a hairstyle characterized by long and bushy locks' This hairstyle was developed in the USA in the early 3 after-ski 19708 and exported to Western Europe (and elsewhere). The short form Afro is the only one found in English (and this could be the source of French, Romanian, and Finnish borrowings); the distribution of the long form (German, Dutch, Italian, Croatian) points to borrowing from American English rather than a new coinage—although look is frequently used to form compounds.
Ge [be:bidol] N/M, pi. bidol] C, 19608, 1(2) Nw [be:bi-/bgibidol] M, pi. , 19608, 1(1 mod) Fr [bebidoi] M, 19608, 1(1 obs) Sp baby doll [beibidol] 19908, 1(2 tech) 2(1 tech) = i: picardias, camisola, picardia It [bebi dol] M, pi. 0, 19608, 1(2) Po mid2oc, 1(1 tech) Cr [=E] F, mid2oc, 1(1 obs) Fi [=E] 19708, 1(1) Hu [=E] pi. -ok, mid2oc, 1(2/3) Gr [beibidol] N, via Fr, 1(2) baby face n. 'a person with a childish and innocent face' Ge (o) Du [=E] C, 19808 (2) Nw (o) Ic [=E] N, pi. 0, end2oc (i sla) It [bgbi fgs] F, pi.