Examples of Etymology?

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Etymology is the scientific study of the origin, sources and development of words. It studies the way in which the words and their meanings have changed throughout history and in the language in which the word is found.
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To put it in my own words, it appears that the term was related to an African word "hipi" which means "open one's eyes. Music became a way to represent that eye opening
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The name "prokaryote" is derived from Greek. The prefix pro- means "before" while karyote is derived from karyon, which means "kernel" or "nut.
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et·y·mol·o·gy
[et-uh-mol-uh-jee]
NOUN [PLURAL ET·Y·MOL·O·GIES.]
1.
the derivation of a word.
2.
a chronological account of the birth and development of a particular word or element of a word, often delineating its spread from one language to another and its evolving changes in form and meaning.
3.
the study of historical linguistic change, especially as manifested in individual words.
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Etymology refers to the study of the origin and development of words over a given period. It also incorporates the origin, how they form meanings and the historical changes of these words.
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