English Doublets

  title={English Doublets},
  author={Edward A. Allen},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={184 - 239}
  • E. Allen
  • Linguistics
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
The list of doublets in the appendix of Skeat's Etymological Dictionary is the most complete collection so far published, the list in Maetzner's Englische Grammatik being hardly worthy of mention. Professor Skeat's definition of doublets, however, is so broad as to include cognates from the Aryan mother tongue—pairs referable to the same Aryan base, such as beef and cow. brother and friar, cell and hall, chief and head, cool and gelid, cone and hone, core and heart, corn (1) and grain, corn (2…