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  • Etymology is the study of the origin of words and for wordsmiths such as we authors, a fascinating insight into ones language and its evolving usage.

    Etymology – the origins of words « Write Anything

  • Etymology is the study of the history of words and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

    The origin of the English word MONEY : Coin Collecting News

  • I discovered this through a reference to his "The Missing Link in English Etymology: Anglo-French" in a Wordorigins thread by the indefatigable aldiboronti, who I should make a Contributing Editor to LH; checking the "Hub" link at the top, I discovered the mother lode, whose original purpose was "to support the preparation of a substantially revised and greatly expanded edition of the Anglo Norman Dictionary, whose first edition was published between 1977 and 1992 by the MHRA."

    languagehat.com: ANGLO-FRENCH.

  • The highest-ranking link changes from day to day but a week back, the first thing that popped up in the search list was entitled Etymology of these Serbian words, followed by Basque and Etruscan, and in third place, Answer From Alan Wilson Reference Alphabet & Etruscan Decipherments.

    The net doesn't have to be an intellectual wasteland for Etruscan studies

  • The third part of Etymology, which is intimately connected with the second, will be more amply expanded in Lecture XIV, and in the

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • July 1996 corrector Catherine Tousignant, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Moved note concerning creation responsibility from front matter to header; Moved page tags to end of divs when appropriate; Updated header and tags; Removed erroneous page tags, page 227, 526; Added missing data from the "Etymology" and "Extracts" sections; Restructured the front matter sections to follow the Hendricks House edition; Corrected the following errors: page 35, para.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • February 17, 2010 tags: Etymology, origins of words by Annie

    Etymology – the origins of words « Write Anything

  • Etymology: French, from Middle French soumelier official charged with transportation of supplies, from Old French, pack animal driver, probably alteration of * sommerier, from somier pack animal, from Medieval Latin saugmarius, from Late Latin sagma packsaddle — more at sumpter

    Sommelier on the Half Shell

  • Etymology was no help: as with many Arabic dishes, its name describes the form of the dish more than its contents.

    Day of Honey

  • Etymology: Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, from past participle of renegare to deny, from Latin re - + negare to deny — more at negate

    Think Progress » Gingrich Says Democrats ‘Have To Take Some Moral Responsibility’ For Far-Right Death Threats

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