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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: BRYONET: Bryonet: Etymologies of Bryophyte Names



The best general resource I know is Donald J. Borror's "Dictionary of
Word Roots and Combining Forms" which gives you the etymology of all
the parts of names based on Latin and Greek, plus some. Last time I
used it, it was in its 11th edition (1971). Mayfield Publishing.

...just checked Amazon: it is still in print.

Note, however, it won't help with names based on people or places.

David H. Wagner, Ph.D.
Northwest Botanical Institute
P.O. Box 30064
Eugene, OR 97403-1064

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