[et-uh-mol-uh-jee] /ˌɛt əˈmɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural etymologies.
the derivation of a word.
Synonyms: word origin, word source, derivation, origin.
a chronological account of the birth and development of a particular word or element of a word, often delineating its spread from one language to another and its evolving changes in form and meaning.
Synonyms: word history, word lore, historical development.
the study of historical linguistic change, especially as manifested in individual words.
noun (pl) -gies
the study of the sources and development of words and morphemes
an account of the source and development of a word or morpheme
late 14c., ethimolegia “facts of the origin and development of a word,” from Old French et(h)imologie (14c., Modern French étymologie), from Latin etymologia, from Greek etymologia, properly “study of the true sense (of a word),” from etymon “true sense” (neuter of etymos “true, real, actual,” related to eteos “true”) + -logia “study of, a speaking of” (see -logy).
In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. As a branch of linguistic science, from 1640s. Related: Etymological; etymologically.
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[et-suh l] /ˈɛt səl/ noun, German Legend. 1. Attila: represented in the Nibelungenlied as the second husband of Kriemhild after the death of Siegfried. /ˈɛtsəl/ noun 1. (German legend) a great king who, according to the Nibelungenlied, was the second husband of Kriemhild after the death of Siegfried: identified with Attila the Hun Compare Atli
Symbol, Chemistry. 1. . 1. European Union. 1. a combining form meaning “good,” “well,” occurring chiefly in words of Greek origin (eupepsia); in scientific coinages, especially taxonomic names, it often has the sense “true, genuine” (eukaryote) abbreviation 1. the European Union Chemical symbol 1. europium abbreviation 1. European Union combining form 1. well, pleasant, or […]
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