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etymology

noun

  1. (history)  a history of a word
    Synonyms: etym. [abbreviation], etymol. [abbreviation]. Type of: history
  2. (linguistics)  the study of the sources and development of words
    Type of: linguistics

Etymology summary

ethimolegia "facts of the origin and development of a word", from Old French...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Etymology

the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By an extension, the term "etymology " means the origin of a particular word. For languages with a long written history, etymologists make use of ... (44 of 2379 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Etymology

Britannica Encyclopedia:

etymology

the history of a word or word element, including its origins and derivation. Although the etymologizing of proper names appears in the Old Testament ... (24 of 224 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/194715​/etymology

Collins Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

the study of the sources and development of words and morphemes | an account of the source and development of a word or morpheme (23 of 470 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/etymology

Merriam-Webster:

etymology | etymologies [plural] | etymological [adjective, related] | etymologically [adverb, related]

the history of a linguistic form (as a word) shown by tracing its ... | a branch of linguistics concerned with etymologies (21 of 273 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/etymology

Oxford Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural] | etymological [derived] | etymologically [derived] | etymologist [derived]

the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history | the origin of a word and the historical ... (26 of 168 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/etymology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

etymology

branch of linguistics that investigates the history, development, and origin of words. It was this study that chiefly revealed the regular relations ... (22 of 123 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0817807​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by ... | The branch of linguistics that deals with etymologies. (21 of 88 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/etymology

New World Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

the origin and development of a word, affix, phrase, etc.; the tracing of a ... | the branch of linguistics dealing with word origin and development (25 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/etymology

Wiktionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural] | onomastics [subtype, sense-specific]

[uncountable] The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words. | [countable] An account of the origin and historical development of a word. (27 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/etymology

Cambridge Dictionary:

etymology | etymological [adjective, derived] | etymologically [adverb, derived] | etymologist [noun, derived]

the study of the origin and history of words, or a study of this type relating to one particular word (20 of 61 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/etymology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

etymology [linguistics] | etymologies [plural] | etymological [adjective, related]

[countable] the origin and development of a particular word ; [uncountable] the study of the origins and development of words (20 of 46 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/etymology

Random House Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural] | ety. [abbreviation]

the derivation of a word. | an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word. | the study of historical linguistic change, ... (25 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/etymology

Encarta Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

the study of the origins of words or parts of words and how they have arrived at their current form and meaning | the origin of a word or part of a ... (31 of 123 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609339​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

etymology

First use: late 14th century

Origin: ethimolegia "facts of the origin and development of a word", from Old French et(h)imologie (14th century, Mod.French √©tymologie), ... (21 of 77 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=etymology

Wiktionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Origin: Middle English etimologie, from Old French ethimologie, from Latin etymologia, from Ancient Greek ἐτυμολογία (etumologia), from ἔτυμον (etumon, "true sense") and -λογία... (22 of 28 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/etymology

American Heritage Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Origin: Middle English etimologie, from Old French ethimologie, from Medieval Latin ethimologia, from Latin etymologia, from Greek ... (16 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/etymology

Oxford Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French ethimologie, via Latin from Greek etumologia, from etumologos "student of etymology", from ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/etymology

Merriam-Webster:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English ethimologie, from Anglo-French, from Latin etymologia, from Greek, from etymon + -logia -logy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/etymology

New World Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Origin: Middle English and Old French ethimologie from Latin etymologia from Greek: see "etymon" and "-logy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/etymology

Collins Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: via Latin from Greek etumologia; see etymon, -logy

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/etymology

Encarta Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French from Greek etumologia from etumon

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609339​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "etymology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "etymology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/etymology

Cambridge Dictionary:

etymology

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "etymology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "etymology"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/etymology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

etymology [linguistics] | etymologies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "etymology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/etymology

Macmillan American Dictionary:

etymology [linguistics] | etymologies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "etymology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/etymology

the Free Dictionary:

etymology

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "etymology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "etymology"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "etymology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/etymology

Google Dictionary:

etymology | etymologies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "etymology"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=etymology

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

etymology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "etymology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=etymol​03 word=etymology

YourDictionary Audio:

etymology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "etymology" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/etymology

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