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Synonyms for etymology



  • 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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Each etymology is completely independent from any other.
8) The d of forms like eldritch is uncommon in our Older Scots attestations, and therefore unlikely to be relevant to the etymology of the word; it is doubtless to be interpreted as 'the inorganic d of Eng.
He completes the entry by citing Hensleigh Wedgwood's Dictionary of English Etymology (1857): 'Gibber, like gabber, jabber, and gabble, represents the sound of rapid talking without reference to meaning, whence gibberish, gibbering, an utterance of articulate sounds without sense.
If the derivation of Aurora from ros was an etymology known to Catulus,(21) then, with the erudition to be expected in a philhellene like himself,(22) Catulus will have intended an observant reader to note that both his divine and his mortal protagonists share not only the verb exorior, but also names derived from one and the same noun ros.
For example, Kimball centers much o his analysis on showing how episodic changes in the meaning of the word "profession," and its cognates, correspond to changes in the nature of dominant cultural ideals and changes in the preeminent vocation that upheld those ideals While the etymology of "profession" is certainly fascinating and useful, few historians would agree that historical cause and effect can be so easily determined.
ThomasTech provided the functionality to navigate, retrieve, link, and display the electronic text, so users can easily find detailed documentation of usage, etymology, history, and the survival of Latin words in other languages.
He includes an etymology of Semitic and Afrasian terms of an intellectual/spiritual nature, notes on the importance of this etymology for interpreting the Bible, and genealogical trees of world and Afrasian languages.
This etymology is so filled with problems that it is best abandoned.
The volume begins with explanatory notes on word etymology, usage, pronunciation, and such standards, and concludes with signs and symbols in medicine and allied fields.
Dictionaries in print and on line, noting merely that it appears in Scots and nowhere else, give its etymology as 'obscure'.
We preferred the more open set of associations that its Greek etymology offered: antiphonos, meaning sounding in answer, or in return.
That's because a sesquipedalian word, by etymology, is a foot and a half long.
In modern times such an etymology is often genuine: for example jato, scuba, sonar, moped, and napalm are truly and transparently acronymic in origin.
The first group opens not with one but two introductory essays, the first somewhat at the perimeter of the topic, for it gets its grist from the etymology of secretary, showing interestingly (although way before the early modern period
Album title etymology aside, ``18'' doesn't feature as many straight-up dance tracks as ``Play,'' but it's still electronica.