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Synonyms for etymology

derivation

Synonyms

  • derivation
  • word history
  • development of words
  • history of words
  • origin of words

Words related to etymology

a history of a word

the study of the sources and development of words

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For the phonological representation of the language of, roughly, the Shang and Zhou periods, employed throughout are the Minimal Old Chinese forms of Axel Schuessler's ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese (Honolulu: Univ.
Remarkably, the proposed common etymological units (DOMs) are required to be re-examined in order to rule out coincidences by applying Semantic Chain Extension and Sound Factor Extension.
1966-1967A comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language.
Where Taylor works closely with material, as in his etymological speculations about the names of Gareth in Malory and Aude in the Chanson de Roland, he is persuasive; where he maps fields, as in the chapter on the traditional terms used for treasure in Beowulf, he is masterly, and his reflections on Nordic sacral kingship and Heremod in Beowulf are suggestive.
To what extent China has and will fashion itself on western models or have recourse to its own traditions is not a question which any of us can answer, but if history is to serve any purpose in helping us judge the present trends, it is, as its etymological root indicates, to learn or know by inquiry.
In his extensive review of Leslau's Etymological Dictionary of Gurage, Gideon Goldenberg (1987: 93) gave some attention to Au' s pronominal forms, attributing their language to "an earlier form of what is now East Gurage," (2) while in Baruch Podolsky's pioneering study of the historical phonology of Amharic (1991), AH is twice referred to in connection with the pertinent phonological phenomena.
deserves a bit more etymological, linguistic consideration.
It is also our intention to ascertain whether there is a predominance of one particular linguistic stratum in texts of that kind from the late Middle Ages, unveiling the etymological origin of some lexical items of diverse provenance.
Now as you take your lawn mower out of the shed to begin the weekly ritual of cutting the grass you might like to muse on the fact that the little verb ``to mow'' has etymological connections which few people suspect.
Rather, I mean "aesthetic" in something closer to the etymological meaning: as in aesthesis, "making sensible.
Through the verdant use of hilarious linguistic and etymological jokes, puns, and colloquialisms, Vladislavic marks the relationship between language and landmarks, home and homelessness, and between the conventions of social life and the isolation of subjects.
13) the aim of his study as "shedding light on the position and origins of this Finnic key dialect with the methods of lexicogeography and etymological research".
Randall's discussion of the etymological theories surrounding the name Maria underlines the degree to which etymology and allegory rely in fact on conventional associations, rather than on resemblance of word and thing.
historically 1)' if the only evidence for the class is etymological.