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Encyclopaedias & General Reference

This brand-new book by Dr. Anton F. Prinsloo describes how the original meanings of approximately 1 000 Afrikaans words have changed in the course of years, so that the meanings we know today almost make no sense at all. Centuries ago, the word ambition (ambisie) for example had nothing to do with a strong pursuit of success and prosperity. If someone had ambition in those days, this person walked from house to...

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English Dictionary for South Africa (includes CD-ROM)
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Bilingual Dictionaries

This brand-new semi-bilingual dictionary contains approximately 12 000 of the most frequently used words in current Standard English. One or more Afrikaans...

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Pharos Glossary of Literary Terms
PHAROS

Encyclopaedias & General Reference

Master and understand the technical vocabulary of literature study.   Is ‘pow!’ a good example of onomatopoeia? Is paronomasia the same thing as a pun, and...

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01 June 2013
Who is Pharos Dictionaries?

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01 March 2012
Watch an online demonstration of the Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary CD-ROM

The dictionary CD-ROM provides users wiht the ability to learn several languages.

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