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Word: etymology

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


Sentences Containing 'etymology'

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.
The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original _Laputa_, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
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_.
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