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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology

Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

www.dictionary.com/browse/origin

Origin definition, something from which anything arises or is derived; source; fountainhead: to follow a stream to its origin. See more.

www.dictionary.com/browse/catawampus

also catawampous, cattywampus, catiwampus, etc. (see "Dictionary of American Slang" for more), American colloquial. First element perhaps from obsolete cater  ...

en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-origins

What is the origin of 'quiz'? Where did we get the... Language usage, grammar questions, punctuation, spelling, and language learning.

www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/B4.html

Subject: B4) What is the origin of the word "hurricane"? Contributed by Chris Landsea (NHC) and Neal Dorst (HRD). "HURRICANE derived from 'Hurican', the  ...