Etymology

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Noun

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Etymology (plural etymologies)
  1. (uncountable) The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
  2. (countable) An account of the origin and historical development of a word.

Notes

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

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bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, derivation, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory, eponymy, folk etymology, glossematics, glossology, glottochronology, glottology, grammar, graphemics, historical linguistics, language study, lexicology, lexicostatistics, linguistic geography, linguistic science, linguistics, mathematical linguistics, morphology, morphophonemics, origin, paleography, philology, phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, semantic history, semantics, sociolinguistics, structuralism, syntactics, transformational linguistics, word history

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

  • (RP) enPR: ĕt"ə-mŏl'ə-jē, IPA: /ˌɛt.ɪˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/, SAMPA: /%Et.I"mQl.@.dZi/
  • (GenAm) enPR: ĕt"ə-mŏl'ə-jē, IPA: /ˌɛtəˈmɑlədʒi/, SAMPA: /%Et@"mAl@dZi/

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