unetymological love

Definitions

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  • adj. Not etymological.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ etymological.

Examples

  • Making cotton cloth into undergarments has become a manufacture in the unetymological sense of the word.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • Luther, however, attempts an unetymological interpretation, guessing at the second half of the word after he removes 'abh which may mean "father" -- dies ist des Landes

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • One of our readers (she is in her seventies) still laments the use of impregnable at all because of the presence of the unetymological

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 2 No 1

  • -- doesn't bother with the traditional and usually unetymological syllable breaks.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 2 No 1

  • Read Mark's post for explanation of the history of the unetymological "abhominable"; he ends by saying "In any case, this passage is the earliest example of linguistic peeving that I can think of.

    languagehat.com

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