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Atlas of True Names - Europe | Kalimedia

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World and Europe. For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you "Sea of Sand", derived from Arab. es-sahra "desert, sea of sand". The 'True Names' of 2300 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on these three fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations. Etymology, (OGr. etymon "true sense" and logos "speech, oration, discourse, word") is the study of the origin and history of words. For the first time, the Atlas of True Names uses etymology to give us an unusual insight into familiar geographical names - with intriguing results...

ISBN: 9780755830008
Publication date: 2008
Folded dimensions: 7.87 x 2.76 in. / 20 x 7 cm
Unfolded dimensions: 14.96 x 21.26 in. / 38 x 54 cm
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