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# {{uncountable}} The study of the [[historical]] development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
 
# {{uncountable}} The study of the [[historical]] development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
 
# {{countable}} An account of the [[origin]] and [[historical]] development of a word.
 
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English

Etymology

From Middle English etimologie < Old French ethimologie < Latin etymologia < Ancient Greek ἐτυμολογία (etumologia) < ἔτυμον (etumon, true sense) and -λογία (-logia, study of) < λόγος (logos).

Pronunciation

Noun

etymology (plural etymolog or ies)

For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
  1. Template:uncountable The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
  2. Template:countable An account of the origin and historical development of a word.

Usage notes

  • Not to be confused with entomology (the study of insects) or etiology (the study of causes or origins).

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

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References

  • etymology” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • etymology” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "etymology" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.