English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Origin of English sparrow
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for english sparrow
She had not really moved in, when who should peep in but Mr. English-Sparrow.
No sooner did they appear on the ground than trouble began with the English-sparrow tribe.A Bird-Lover in the West|Olive Thorne Miller