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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The study of the sources and development of words; A history of a word.

Usage examples (36)
  • There seems little room for doubt: the acronym etymology is not valid.
  • This certain etymology, and the similar example of
  • My capacity for etymology is short circuiting, here…
  • A second omission in Japanese etymology is that of gender. for more
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  • The student started college studying "etymology' (the study of word origins) to become a linguist, but changed his major to entomology (the study of insects) because he loved butterflies.
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