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marathon

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
marathon

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[L19th]

In 490 bc the Athenians won a victory over an invading Persian army at Marathon on the coast of

Reference Entry.  100 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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