This is a list of etymological lists. ... word origins; 3 French word origins; 4
Spanish word origins; 5 Romanian word origins; 6 Toponymy or placename
The study of word histories (etymology) can be entertaining and thought-
provoking ... For example, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the
late 14c., "an instance typical of a class; a model, either good or bad, action or
conduct as an object of imitation; an example to be avoided; punishment as a ...
The definition of etymology is the source of a word, or the study of the source of
specific words. An example of etymology is tracing a word back to its Latin roots.
"Ours is a mongrel language which started with a child's vocabulary of 300 words, and now consists of 225,000; the whole lot, with the exception of the original and legitimate 300, borrowed, stolen, smooched from every unwatched language under the sun, the spelling of e... More »
A glossary of English folk etymology--foreign words changed to native words by
... For example, catercornered contains a strange chunk of sound before the ...
etymology, English words from Latin. ... came from Latin, and sometimes the
words are coined (by poets or scientists, for example) directly from Latin words.
And that is the etymology of etymology. It is the study of the origins of words; how
they evolved. Confused? Here is another example. The Ancient Greek word ...
One card will have the genuine etymology but the other two will have spoof ...
This word is used today to describe complex calculations, for example in
May 6, 2009 ... I'm intrigued by what etymology reveals. Consider, for example, the etymology of
the word “sin”. It comes from the Old English “synn”, which has ...