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etymology Explained

etymology at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['etə'mɔlədʒı]

etymology at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from Gk. etymologia, from etymon "true sense" (neut. of etymos "true," related to eteos "true") + logos "word." In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. ///

etymology at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: etymologia, from Greek, from etymon 'original meaning', from etymos 'true']//
1 [U] the study of the origins, history, and changing meanings of words:
2 [C] a description of the history of a word: -- etymologist n [C] // -- etymological/et[hA369]m[hA353]l[hA361]d[hA360][hA366]k[hA368]l[hA36B] $ -l[hA35A][hA359]-/ adj -- etymologically/-kli/ adv //

etymology at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "etymology":
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 at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Word): phrase, root, etymon, derivation, etymology, history.

etymology at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural etymologies)
1 [U] the study of the origin and history of words and their meanings
2 [C] the origin and history of a particular word
etymological adjective:
an etymological dictionary

etymology at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural etymologies)
1 [U] the study of the origin and history of words and their meanings
2 [C] the origin and history of a particular word
etymological adjective:
an etymological dictionary

Etymology at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Etymology \Et`y*mol"o*gy\ (-j[y^]), n.; pl. {Etymologies}
(-j[i^]z). [L. etymologia, Gr. 'etymologi`a; 'e`tymon etymon
+ lo`gos discourse, description: cf. F. ['e]tymologie. See
{Etymon}, and {-logy}.]
1. That branch of philological science which treats of the
history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive
significance, and changes of form and meaning.

2. That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the
form of the words in a language; inflection.

etymology at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

etymology
n 1: a history of a word
2: the study of the sources and development of words

etymology at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: selfref » For etymology on Wiktionary, see Category: Wiktionary:Etymology - .

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » etimologie|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » ethimologie|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » etymologia|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἐτυμολογία|tr=etumologia|lang=grc, from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|ἔτυμον|tr=etumon||true sense and Inter: term » sc=polytonic|-λογία|tr=-logia||study of (from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|λόγος|tr=logos).

Pronunciation

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

    Noun

    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: seeCites » pos=right
    Inter: en-noun » etymolog|ies
  • Inter: uncountabl » e The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
    1. Inter: countabl » e An account of the origin and historical development of a word.

      Usage notes

      * Not to be confused with Inter: term » entomology|lang=en||the study of insects or Inter: term » etiology|lang=en||the study of causes or origins.

      Derived terms

      * etymological

  • fake etymology
  • false etymology
  • folk etymology
  • popular etymology

    Related terms

    * etymon
  • etymologist
  • etymologize

    Hyponyms

    * onomastics

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » study of the historical development of languages, particularly of individual words
  • Ancient Greek: Inter: tø » grc|ἡ ἐτυμολογία|f|tr=hē etumologia
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|تأثيل|m|tr=ta‘thiil
  • Aragonese: Inter: t- » an|etimolochía|f
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ստուգաբանություն|tr=stugabanut'yun
  • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|etimoloxía|f
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|etimologia
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етимология|f|tr=etimológija|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|etimologia|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Gan: Inter: tø » gan|語源學|sc=Hans, Inter: tø » gan|语源学|tr=ngi3 ngion4 hok6|sc=Hans
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|語源學|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|语源学|tr=yǔyuánxué|sc=Hani
  • Corsican: Inter: t+ » co|etimulugia
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|etymologie|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|etymologi|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|etymologie|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|etimologio
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|etümoloogia
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|upprunafrøði|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|etymologia
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|étymologie|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|etimoloxía|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t+ » ka|ეტიმოლოგია|tr=etimologia|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Etymologie|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ετυμολογία|f|tr=etymología
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אטימולוגיה|f|tr=etimológya
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|व्युत्पत्ति|tr=vyutpatti, Inter: t- » hi|व्युत्पत्तिशास्त्र|tr=vyutpattiśāstr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|etimológia, Inter: t- » hu|szófejtés
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|orðsifjafræði|f
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|etimologio
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|etimologi
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|etymologia
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|etimologia|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|語源学|tr=ごげんがく, gogengaku
  • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ಪದದ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆ|tr=padada hinnele|sc=Knda

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|និរុត្តិសាស្ត្រ|sc=Khmr|tr=nirutte saah
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|어원학|tr=eowonhak|sc=Hang (Inter: t- » ko|語源學|sc=Hani), Inter: t+ » ko|어원|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Kurmanji: Inter: t- » kmr|bêjenasî|f
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|etimoloģija|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|etimologija
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|етимологија|f|tr=etimológija
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|etimologi
    • Maltese: Inter: t+ » mt|etimoloġija|f
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|व्युत्पत्तीशास्त्र|n|tr=vyutpatti shastra|sc=Deva
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|bizhiʼígíí
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|etymologi|m (both Bokmål and Nynorsk)
    • Novial: Inter: tø » nov|etimologia
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|etimologia|f
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|ریشه‌شناسی|tr=rīsheshenāsi
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|etymologia|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|etimologia|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|etimologie|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этимология|f|tr=etimológija
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|етимологија|f|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|etimologija|f
    • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|etimoluggìa|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|etymológia|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|etimologija|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|etimología|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|etymologi|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|etimolohiya
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|சொற்பிறப்பியல்|tr=coṟpiṟappiyal|sc=Taml
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|นิรุกติศาสตร์|tr=níróoktì sàat
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|köken bilimi, Inter: t+ » tr|etimoloji
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|етимологія|f|tr=etymolóhija
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|từ nguyên học (Inter: t- » vi|詞源學|sc=Hani), Inter: t+ » vi|từ nguyên (Inter: t- » vi|詞源|sc=Hani)
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|tümolog


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » account of the origin and historical development of a word
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إشتقاق|m|tr='ishtiqaaq, Inter: t- » ar|تأثيل|m|tr=ta‘thiil
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ստուգաբանություն|tr=stugabanut'yun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етимология|f|tr=etimológija|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|etimologia|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|詞源|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|词源|tr=cíyuán|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|語源|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|语源|tr=yǔyuán|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|字源|tr=zìyuán|sc=Hani
    • Corsican: Inter: t+ » co|etimulugia
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|etymologie|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|etymologi|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|etymologie|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|etimo, Inter: t- » eo|vortodeveno
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|etümoloogia
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|etymologia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|étymologie|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t+ » ka|ეტიმოლოგია|tr=etimologia|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Etymologie|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ετυμολόγηση|f|tr=etymológisi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|etimológia, Inter: t- » hu|szófejtés
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|orðsifjar|f|p
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|sanasaíocht|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|etimologia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|語源|tr=ごげん, gogen
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ដើមកំណើតពាក្យ|sc=Khmr|tr=daəm kɑmnaət piek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|어원|tr=eoweon|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|語源|sc=Hani)
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|etimoloģija|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|етимологија|f|tr=etimológija
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|bun-ocklaght|f
  • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|व्युत्पत्ती|f|tr=vyutpatti|sc=Deva
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|etymologi|m (both Bokmål and Nynorsk)
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|etimologia|f
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|ریشه‌شناسی|tr=rišešenâsi
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|etymologia|f, Inter: t+ » pl|źródłosłów|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|etimologia|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|etimologie|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этимология|f|tr=etimológija
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|етимологија|f|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|etimologija|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|etymológia|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|etimologija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|etimología|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|etymologi|c
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|etimolohiya
  • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|சொற்பிறப்பியல்|tr=coṟpiṟappiyal|sc=Taml
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|köken bilimi, Inter: t+ » tr|etimoloji
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|етимологія|f|tr=etymolóhija
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|từ nguyên (Inter: t- » vi|詞源|sc=Hani)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » af: Inter: t+ » af|etimologie
    • Inter: ttbc » eu: Inter: t- » eu|etimologia
    • Inter: ttbc » et: Inter: t- » et|etümoloogia
    • Inter: ttbc » id: Inter: t+ » id|etimologi


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ia: Inter: t- » ia|etymologia
  • Inter: ttbc » la: Inter: t- » la|etymologia|f
  • Inter: ttbc » nov: Inter: tø » nov|etimologia
  • Inter: ttbc » sd: Inter: t- » sd|بڻڀياس|alt=بُڻڀياسُ|m|tr=bunn bhiyaasu|sc=sd-Arab

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:American Heritage 2000 » etymology
    • Inter: R:Dictionary.com » etymology
    • Inter: R:WordNet 2003 » etymology


    Category: Category:English words suffixed with -ology -
    Category: Category:en:Linguistics -
    Translation: ar » etymology
    Category: ast:etymology -
    Translation: ca » etymology
    Translation: co » etymology
    Translation: cy » etymology
    Translation: et » etymology
    Translation: el » etymology
    Translation: es » etymology
    Translation: eo » etymology
    Translation: eu » etymology
    Translation: fa » etymology
    Translation: fr » etymology
    Translation: ko » etymology
    Translation: io » etymology
    Translation: id » etymology
    Translation: it » etymology
    Translation: kn » etymology
    Translation: li » etymology
    Translation: hu » etymology
    Translation: mk » etymology
    Translation: mg » etymology
    Translation: ml » etymology
    Translation: my » etymology
    Translation: nl » etymology
    Translation: ja » etymology
    Translation: no » etymology
    Translation: oc » etymology
    Translation: pl » etymology
    Translation: pt » etymology
    Category: scn:etymology -
    Category: simple:etymology -
    Translation: fi » etymology
    Translation: sv » etymology
    Translation: ta » etymology
    Translation: te » etymology
    Translation: th » etymology
    Translation: tr » etymology
    Translation: vi » etymology
    Translation: zh » etymology