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Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By extension, the term "the etymology (of a ... More »
the derivation of a word.
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.
the study of historical linguistic change, especially as manifested in individual words.
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What is Etymology? The word etymology is derived from the Greek etumos which means real or true. The ending ology suggests the study/science of something, ...


Etymology definition, the derivation of a word. See more.


This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions ; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or ...


What is etymology and why is it important? Join us on an excursion into the world of eight common words' delightfully convoluted backstories.


Flaubert ["Dictionary of Received Ideas"] wrote that the general view was that etymology was "the easiest thing in the world with the help of Latin and a little ...


passion (n.) Look up passion at Dictionary.com: late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from Old French passion "Christ's passion, physical suffering" (10c.) ...


1The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. 'the decline of etymology as a linguistic discipline'.


Jun 10, 2016 ... Etymology refers to (1) the origin or derivation of a word, and (2) the branch of linguistics concerned with the history of the forms and meanings ...