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  • 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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PU *kunsi- 'urinate'> MariE kuza-, MariW ksza-; UEW 210) and PU *mp > *b > PMari *w (see etymologies 3 and 4 above).
In case of dubious etymologies it has been counted how many stems there are where cognates in some closer language are doubtless or to which other layer of loans the stem in question may belong.
In fact, the presence of multiple, diverse etymologies and thus the indeterminate origin may serve ends of national self-image by creating a network of community associations.
For some reason, false etymologies of the acronymic (bacronymic) type are particularly popular.
This should explain why there are many dates post-1961 appearing in the definitions and etymologies.
For instance, he shows how Thoreau's interest in Richard Trench's book of etymologies, On the Study of Words, led to Thoreau's citing of Trench's derivations in his journal and to the kinds of wordplay that we find frequently in Walden, but also how both Trench and Thoreau are directly influenced by Emerson.
Rather than evaluate the cognate sets or etymologies I have proposed (see references above), he questions the entire enterprise: `The methodological validity of linguistic reconstruction with such time depth and lacking any means of verification is extremely dubious .
The addition of gula and other popular etymologies to the name was merely in response to the goliard's pose of affecting debauchery of various kinds.
Saint Isidore of Seville (556-636), who wrote a dictionary called Etymologies, "gave his work a structure akin to that of the database.
Here I do not wish to criticise specific etymologies per se, since all lexicographers are limited by their sources, and must occasionally be tentative and conjectural.
In chapter 4 Baxter argues that Socrates provides so many etymologies because he is attacking through parody a vast group of Greek thinkers and poets who use etymologies to support their beliefs.
The Preface to B defends the policy of excluding etymologies (except for loan-words and calques), and place, personal and tribal names (though DOE does record where common nouns or adjectives function as name elements).
On the walls Fabo inscribed in his calligraphic hand personal and dictionary etymologies of words like "erratic," a word that refers not only to a geological formation but also to the serendipity with which connections are formed.
Reading through the book shows that the authors want to offer all possible reasonable Iranian etymologies for further consideration.
Among the 13 excerpts are Quintilian on the orator as philosopher, Isidor of Seville from the Etymologies, Ibn Rushd on the connection between religion and philosophy, Maimonides on God and creation, Francisco de Vitoria on whether war is ever just, Bartolome on human sacrifice and cannibalism, Francisco Suarez on power and the people, and Miguel de Unamuno's quixotic ethics.