etymon etymon

Definition(s):

  • (n) a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes

Usage(s):

  • The etymon is in old English wrestlingto have on the hip; to render an opponent powerless because tractionless.
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/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /