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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Based on or belonging to the history often including the prehistory of a linguistic form (as a word or morpheme) as shown by tracing its phonetic, graphic, and semantic development.

Usage examples (30)
  • I merely drew an etymological distinction
  • I wouldn’t blame you; this is a commonly-held belief known as the etymological fallacy.
  • The etymological meaning is, of course, delighter.
  • These are, therefore, nearly etymological equivalents. for more
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