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Etimologicon Javier Del Hoyo Epub Reader

Etimologicon Javier Del Hoyo Epub Reader

If you are interested in the fascinating origins and connections of the words in the Spanish language, you might want to check out the book Etimologicón by Javier del Hoyo. This book is not a dictionary, nor a technical treatise, nor a linguistic or philological analysis. Instead, it is a collection of stories that explain how some words in Spanish came to be and how they are related to other words in surprising or amusing ways. For example, do you know why the word caramelo (candy) comes from the word cálamo (reed)? Or how the word bici (bike) is related to the word enciclopedia (encyclopedia)? Or what does the word cuaderno (notebook) have to do with the word cuaresma (Lent)? You can find out the answers to these and many more questions in this book.

The book consists of 33 chapters, each dedicated to a different topic or theme, such as animals, colors, numbers, food, religion, etc. In each chapter, the author traces the etymology and evolution of several words that belong to that category, showing how they are linked to other words in Spanish or other languages. The author also provides historical and cultural references that enrich the understanding of the words and their meanings. The book is written in a clear and engaging style, with humor and anecdotes that make it enjoyable to read.


The book was published in 2013 by Editorial Ariel, a Spanish publishing house that specializes in non-fiction books. It has received positive reviews from critics and readers alike, who praised its originality, erudition, and entertainment value. The book is available in paperback and ebook formats. You can buy the paperback version from Amazon or other online retailers. You can also download the ebook version from Kobo or other platforms that support EPUB format. EPUB is a popular and widely used format for digital books that allows you to adjust the font size, style, and layout according to your preferences. You can read EPUB files on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or dedicated e-reader device.

If you are looking for a fun and informative way to learn more about the Spanish language and its history, you should definitely give Etimologicón a try. You will discover many curious and unexpected facts about the words you use every day, and you will also improve your vocabulary and culture. As the author says in the introduction of the book: "Etimologicón no es un libro para leer de un tirón, sino para saborear poco a poco, como un buen caramelo". (Etimologicón is not a book to read in one go, but to savor little by little, like a good candy.)

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