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Etymology

1. etymology

noun. ['ˌɛtəˈmɑːlədʒi, ˌɛtɪˈmɑːlədʒi'] the study of the sources and development of words.

Synonyms

  • linguistics

Antonyms

  • indirect discourse
  • credit

Etymology

  • etimologie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ethimologie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce etymology?

Pronounce etymology as ˌɛtɪˈmɑləʤi.

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Sentences with etymology


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can trace "Esquire" etymology back to England in the Middle Ages.

Quotes about etymology


1. The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-,’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'.
- Mary Daly

2. etymology

noun. ['ˌɛtəˈmɑːlədʒi, ˌɛtɪˈmɑːlədʒi'] a history of a word.

Synonyms

  • chronicle
  • folk etymology
  • story
  • history

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • future
  • descriptive linguistics
  • prescriptive linguistics

Etymology

  • etimologie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ethimologie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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