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  • derivation
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a history of a word

the study of the sources and development of words

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As outlined in the previous section, several different Greek etymologies have been suggested for [square root of (term)]prns, but none of them has been able to account adequately for the semantics and phonology of the root.
2013, Studies in Uralic Etymology I: Saami Etymologies.
Most of them realized that etymologies do not reveal the "true meaning" of words (despite the etymology of "etymology").
The Etymologies are a vast treasure-trove of Classical learning and information on almost every conceivable subject, loosely organized into twenty thematic chapters.
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.
Terence Wade's welcome compilation of the etymologies of 1500 Russian words 'chosen for their frequency or intrinsic interest' (p.
Saint Isidore of Seville (556-636), who wrote a dictionary called Etymologies, "gave his work a structure akin to that of the database.
Of course, Tooke produces many examples for his etymologies that are political only in the most ordinary sense.
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.
Breeze, 'Celtic Etymologies for Middle English hurl "rush, thrust" and fisk "hasten"', Leeds Studies in English, xxiv (1993), 123-32; 'Old English cursung "curse'", N&Q, ccxxxviii (1993), 287-9: 'Middle English tirve "strip, flay; overthrow'", ibid.
Night is inherently dangerous, as its etymologies in both Greek ([Greek Words Omitted]) and Latin (nox < noceo) indicate.
Fulgentius is the author of the Mythologiarum libri iii,containing allegorical interpretations of myths supported by absurd etymologies, and of an Expositio Virgilianae continentiae , in which he makes Virgil himself appear in order to reveal the mystic meaning of the Aeneid.
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.