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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes.

Usage examples (27)
  • But the etymon he proposes is rather unsatisfactory.
  • Currently I have the following specs on this etymon:
  • The word confusion would be a strange etymon for the capital of a vast empire.
  • Richardson is also in favour of this etymon, notwithstanding its harshness and insipidity. for more
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