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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 ... Etymological theory recognizes that words originate through a limited number of basic mechanisms, the most important of which are language ...

www.alphadictionary.com/articles/ling008.html

Where Do Words Come From? Historical Development. Ordinarily we pay little attention to the words we speak. We concentrate instead on the meaning we ...

www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq-etymology

An etymology is the history of a linguistic form, such as a word; the same term is also used for the study of word histories. Find out more >

www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarquet/2017/04/30/words

Apr 30, 2017 ... Where Our Words Come From. share. Share ... The scot in scot-free doesn't have anything to do with the Scot in Scotland. A scot was a tax or ...

en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-origins

What is the origin of the word 'berserk'? Where does the word 'berserk' come from , and what has it got to do with bears? We've got the unexpected answers, ...

blog.dictionary.com/semiology

Jan 16, 2013 ... The foundation of his project is breaking down our idea of a word into its component parts: the concept and the sound-image. Let's do an ...

www.teachmag.com/archives/5732

29% of foreign words come from French (ambulance, parachute, and sauce for example), another 29% have Latin origins (like agenda, circus, and data) and ...

www.theguardian.com/education/2014/feb/07/quiz-etymology-word-origins-answers

Feb 7, 2014 ... Answers to our quiz on the origins of language and borrowed words.

www.etymonline.com

Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word indicate  ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-voices-within/201401/where-do-all-the-words-come

Jan 18, 2014 ... Scientists are beginning to understand why our heads are full of words. Developmental psychologists have uncovered clues to the origins of ...