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- n. An etymon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See etymon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Abbreviations of etymology, etymological, etymologically, etymologist.
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He isolates his ultimate etym – Zeta – storms heaven (several times); dates a girl made of unsplinterable glass (she breaks up with him); not to mention becoming nigh invulnerable himself.
Yes, age-old liturgy beholds Christ reigning as King in His basilica etym.: "the king's house", upon the altar as His throne.
One of the points of an etym dict is to tell you what words have no known etymology.
So just as in an English etym dict you get first other Germanic forms, then related forms from other IE branches and a reconstructed PIE root, in an Arabic one you'd get Ethiopian and Arabian forms, then other Semitic forms, and finally the more distant Afroasiatic forms and a reconstruction if such is possible.
I can't quote it precisely, but roughly it goes, 'The abnihilisation of the etym expolodotonates through Parsuralia with an ivanmorinthorrorumble fragorom-boassity amidwhiches general uttermosts confussion are perceivable moletons skaping with mulicules.'
Mr. Earwicker's worldly misfortunes are climaxed by a lethal explosion: "the abnihilisation of the etym."
Moniplies (also for sense of 'behoved'): 'Ae auld hirplin deevil of a potter behoved just to step in my way, and offer me a pig (earthern pot -- etym. dub.), as he said "just to put my Scotch ointment in;" and I gave him a push, as but natural, and the tottering deevil coupit owre amang his own pigs, and damaged a score of them.'
Moniplies (also for sense of "behoved"): "Ae auld hirplin deevil of a potter behoved just to step in my way, and offer me a pig (earthen pot -- etym. dub.), as he said 'just to put my Scotch ointment in'; and I gave him a push, as but natural, and the tottering deevil coupit owre amang his own pigs, and damaged a score of them."
Cf. Liddell and Linwood, s.v. The interpretation and derivation of the etym. magn.
The development > calypso is through corruption (through folk etym) by English writers in the 1930s, influenced by the name (Calypso) of the amorous island nymph of Greek mythology, plus an anglicized shift in pitch pattern / 1'12 / >
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