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etymology

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CIDE DICTIONARY

etymologyn. [L.etymologia, Gr. 'etymologi`a; 'e`tymon etymon + lo`gos discourse, description: cf. F. étymologie. See Etymon, and -logy.].
  •  That branch of philological science which treats of the history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive significance, and changes of form and meaning.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the form of the words in a language; inflection.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

etymology, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a the historically verifiable sources of the formation of a word and the development of its meaning. b an account of these.
2 the branch of linguistic science concerned with etymologies.

Derivative
etymological adj. etymologically adv. etymologist n.
Etymology
OF ethimologie f. L etymologia f. Gk etumologia (as ETYMON, -LOGY)

THESAURUS

etymology

bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, derivation, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory, eponymy, folk etymology, glossematics, glossology, glottochronology, glottology, grammar, graphemics, historical linguistics, language study, lexicology, lexicostatistics, linguistic geography, linguistic science, linguistics, mathematical linguistics, morphology, morphophonemics, origin, paleography, philology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, semantic history, semantics, sociolinguistics, structuralism, syntactics, transformational linguistics, word history

ROGET THESAURUS

etymology

Word

N word, term, vocable, name, phrase, root, etymon, derivative, part of speech, ideophone, dictionary, vocabulary, lexicon, glossary, index, concordance, thesaurus, gradus, delectus, etymology, derivation, glossology, terminology orismology, paleology, lexicography, glossographer, lexicologist, verbarian, verbal, literal, titular, nominal, conjugate, paronymous, derivative, verbally, verbatim, the artillery of words.


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