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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.amazon.com/Where-Words-Come-Dictionary-Origins/dp/1847062741

"Fred Sedgewick has a way with words... Present the average schoolboy with a new dictionary and chances are his first thought will involve looking up rude ...

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 ...

ed.ted.com/lessons/where-do-new-words-come-from-marcel-danesi

Aug 29, 2017 ... Yet every year, about a thousand new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Where do they come from, and how do they make it ...

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 ... The Normans brought a host of new words into English following the invasion of 1066 (Photo credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images).