entomology vs etymology : Common Errors in English

About entomology vs etymology

Entomology is the study of insects, like ants (“ant” looks like “ent-”)but etymology is the study of the history of words (from Greek,originally meaning “the true meaning of words”).

entomology Meaning(s)

  • (n) the branch of zoology that studies insects

etymology Meaning(s)

  • (n) a history of a word
  • (n) the study of the sources and development of words

entomology in News

  1. Study Identifies Most Effective Natural Bed Bug Killer

    Rutgers University Entomology Laboratory identified Renotech Inc.'s product as a superior treatment for bed bugs. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013best_bed_bug_killer/ecoraider/prweb10786974.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. VIDEO: Green Meadows Girl Scout Council: Big Grove Day Camp

    Brownie_Dance.jpeg The Green Meadows Girl Scout Council hosted Brownies, Jr. Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts at the Big Grove Day Camp at Homer Lake on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Girls participated in hiking, games, a tour of the Illinois Natural History Survey's traveling science center and a bug demonstrated by entomology students from the University of Illinois. Videographer/Producer:  John Dixon
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Champaign News-Gazette

  3. Green Meadows Girl Scout Council: Big Grove Day Camp

    Brownie_Dance.jpeg The Green Meadows Girl Scout Council hosted Brownies, Jr. Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts at the Big Grove Day Camp at Homer Lake on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Girls participated in hiking, games, a tour of the Illinois Natural History Survey's traveling science center and a bug demonstrated by entomology students from the University of Illinois. Videographer/Producer:  John Dixon
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Champaign News-Gazette

etymology in News

  • Why you feel bad about money: Ostrogoths.

    If you ever feel bad about money, well, you should—at least as far as its etymology is concerned. Debt, unmet obligations, war, bloodshed, and sin have been woven into our ideas about money since the very ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

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