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Word: etymology

Definition: study of word parts; study of the origins of words


Sentences Containing 'etymology'

"For the etymology of the name Matthew and for cognates (related forenames and surnames), see Matthew (name)."
(See Mummers Play: Etymology and early precedents.)
A scholion on the text of Apollonius of Rhodes explained the origin of the name as referring to Rhoiteia, daughter of Proteus, but scholars consider this etymology to be spurious.
A variant in the works of Thomas Hardy and others is "Mis'ess", reflecting its etymology.
Although its etymology is unclear, possible origins include: In Cree Indian mythology, there existed a wolf-spirit called "Kannuk".
Although the etymology of nightmare is somewhat disputed, the word can possibly be translated as meaning "night monster."
An alternative etymology of Rottenburg as "red borough" is also considered possible, however.
Dhamma () or Dharma () in Buddhism can have the following meanings: Etymology and Linguistic variants.
He argues that the name "America" is "a masterpiece of chance", and proceeds to trace its etymology from the personal name of Amerigo Vespucci to its Germanic original Amalric and to ancient roots, which he claims to link to the meaning "land of industrious and powerful men".
He was sure no _Houyhnhnm_ alive could make such a vessel, nor would trust _Yahoos_ to manage it.” The word _Houyhnhnm_, in their tongue, signifies a _horse_, and, in its etymology, the _perfection of nature_.
Historical development and etymology of the term.
However, what little evidence there is – in the form of etymology and a few surviving records of events in the area – points to Saxons settling the area in the 7th century.
In Dutch, the name for a pawn shop is still "lommerd", and the same etymology persists in the names of various banks (unless named after some family).
In the U.S., this is often called "Scotch Snuff", a folk-etymology derivation of the scorching process used to dry the cured tobacco by the factory.
It appeared, in answer to my inquiries, that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it as constituting a most solemn imprecation.
It is endemic to the Near East. Etymology.
It is possibly best known for its large manor house, which survived from medieval times to the 1960s Etymology.
It originally applied to a number of situations where a legal interest in land was destroyed by operation of law, so that the ownership of the land reverted to the immediately superior feudal lord. Etymology.
Its name is derived from the Latin name "Auster", which also meant a southerly wind and is part of the etymology of Australia.
Literally meaning "come-not-way", a folk etymology for the name states that it derives from the legend that the demon Rasetsu, after he was driven out of the area, will never return.
Nomenclature, orthography and etymology.
See German family name etymology As with the surname "Geier", the surname "Geyer" is primarily associated with the word "vulture".
Shahzad () or Shehzad may refer to: Etymology.
She notices the etymology of the words used in the quatrains vs. the couplet, seeing a distinctly “elaborate Latininity of diagnosis and explanation” in the quatrains, and a “predominantly Anglo-Saxon lexicon” in the couplet.
The Arabic 'Ud, whose etymology is not yet convincingly explained, may well have been derived from the Persian word rud.
The etymology of the name "Küngüt" in the name of the village comes from the name of the country Kang (Kangar), with a Sogdian plural suffix "-t", expressed in the ancient "Chinese annals as Guniue.
The etymology of the specific name was not specified, but it probably refers to the shorter teeth of "P. brachydeirus" compared to teeth of other species then referred to "Plesiosaurus".
The etymology of the word "porbeagle" is obscure.
The etymology suggests this, since the Latin names translate to "the mucosa's own special layer" ("lamina propria mucosae") and "muscular layer of the mucosa" ("lamina muscularis mucosae").
The following are conditions that facilitate a system of thought to become an accepted dominant paradigm: Etymology.
The following are examples of different kinds of seat: Etymology.
The hamlet of Middleton Baggot lies less than a mile to its east. Etymology.
The illiteracy of most of the population in the past can easily explain this folk etymology: in French, the "Moors" () and the "Dead" () are homophones.
The Latin name "Aemilia" in turn may derive from the Latin word "aemulus" (or from the same root as "aemulus"), meaning "rival", but this may be a folk etymology.
The Megleno-Romanians identify themselves as "Vlahi" (see Etymology of Vlach for more on this term).
The most important, according to Ptolemy were: The etymology of this name remains unknown, and whether this place should be identified with the modern city of Herat is also uncertain, although the strategic position of modern Herat would suggest its great antiquity; and thus the possibility remains that they are one and the same place.
The old name of the village was "Armutlii" (also "Armutli", "Armutlu", "Armutlia"), which has an Ottoman Turkish etymology and shares the same meaning as the current Bulgarian name: "pear growers" or "pear vendors".
The province has one town (Sơn La) and ten districts: Etymology.
The term "félag" is mentioned on a broad range of runic inscriptions, most notably in the form "félagi" (see etymology section), in these contexts meaning "comrade", "weapon brother" or "partner".
The word has been alleged in folk etymology to stem from Punjabi dabba, m., box, lunch box, tiffin.
The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original _Laputa_, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
There are different opinions about the etymology of the word Bankura.
There are many theories behind the etymology of the name "Kharaharapriya".
These dates, however, helped establish its recently discovered etymology, and very few dictionaries have had the chance to update this entry.
They also had a political wing known as the Anfu Club (literally, "Peace and Happiness Club", after a Beijing lane where they met; folk etymology claims it was a pun on Anhui and Fujian) which consisted of politicians that threw their fortune in with Duan.
This basis is unrelated to any etymology of the two names.
This legend is corroborated by the names of local kings, which are normally of Persian or even Syrian etymology.
This same etymology is present in the interrogatives of many other Indo-European languages": "w-" in German, "hv-" in Danish, the Latin "qu-" (which persists in modern Romance languages), the Greek τ or π, and the Sanskrit "k-" as well as many others.
This term is sometimes said to be derived from "rai", the Slavic word for paradise, but this is probably a folk etymology.
While "kil" indeed means "water" or "creek" in Dutch, the etymology of "foam" for "poest" is not supported by Dutch dictionaries.
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