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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: etymologia, from Greek, from etymon 'original meaning', from etymos 'true'

etymology

noun
     
et‧y‧mol‧o‧gy
1 [uncountable]SL the study of the origins, history, and changing meanings of words
2 [countable]SL a description of the history of a word
etymologist noun [countable]
etymological adjectiveetymologically adverb
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