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Titles on PharosOnline Dictionaries

  • Pharos English-Afrikaans Dictionary
  • Verklarende Afrikaanse Woordeboek
  • Groot Tesourus van Afrikaans
  • Sinonieme en verwante woorde
  • English Dictionary for South Africa © Pharos and KDictionaries
  • English Dictionary for South African Schools
  • English/Afrikaans/Zulu/Xhosa Aid
  • English/Afrikaans/Northern Sotho/Tswana Aid
  • Bilingual school dictionary
  • Pharos Groot Woordeboek Afrikaans en Nederlands
  • Afrikaans-Japannese Woordeboek
  • South African Multilingual Dictionary
  • Dictionary of Economics and Business — Eng./Afr.
  • Dictionary of Oceanology — Eng./Afr.
  • New Business Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Police Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Building Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Technical Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Mathematics Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • SA Music Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Verklarende Biologiewoordeboek
  • Woordeboek van Regs- en Handelsterme — Eng./Afr. verklarend
  • Dictionary for the Health Sciences — Eng./Afr.
  • Bridge — Eng./Afr. verklarend
  • Classical Names — Eng./Afr.
  • Property Economics — Eng./Afr.
  • Botanical Dictionary — Eng./Afr.
  • Filatelieterme — Afr./Eng.
  • Tweetalige lys geologiese en verwante terme — Afr./Eng.
  • Water and Sewage Works Terms — Eng./Afr.
  • Encyclopaedic Dictionary of short-term insurance — Eng./Afr.
  • Theatre, Radio, Television and Film Dictionary — Eng./Afr.

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Dog is one of the celebrated mystery words of English etymology. It appears once in late Old English where it translates Latin canis, but it did not replace the native hound as the main word for the animal until around the 16th century. Interestingly the word occurs in a number of other European languages, but only considerably later than in English, and in many cases these instances probably show borrowing either directly or indirectly from English, e.g. dogge (16th cent. Dutch), dogue (15th cent. French) or dogo (17th cent. Spanish).

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