I used these resources when researching the annotations for this fairy tale. Most should be available through your local library, but I have included links to the titles on Amazon.com for further reading.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the
English Language. Fourth Edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,
2000 (2003). (Also available in part on TheFreeDictionary.com.)
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.