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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.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.alphadictionary.com/articles/ling008.html

Ordinarily we pay little attention to the words we speak. We concentrate instead on the meaning we intend to express and are seldom conscious of how we ...

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

Apr 30, 2017 ... English has been influenced by many languages - here we discuss the horrible ( from Latin) event which United won't get away with Scot-free ...

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 >

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, ...

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.bloomsbury.com/us/where-words-come-from-9781847062741

Tackling the topic in an anecdotal and yet thorough manner, Fred Sedgwick's pithy, interesting, upbeat and approachable Where Words Come From is the ...

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 ...

blog.dictionary.com/semiology

Jan 16, 2013 ... How do we use language? We use it to express ourselves through speech, to record our experiences or to invent and tell stories in writing.