etymological : Definition, Usages, News and More

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e tuh muh lo juh kuhl

  • a  based on or belonging to etymology
    I merely drew an etymological distinction

  • Theirs is an etymological problem.
  • Or take a Borgmann favorite, the etymological redundancy ouija, for example, which consists of the French oin and the German ja, both meaning yes.
  • Naturally, you'll also have to pack a pocket dictionary if you don't want etymological arguments to break out mid-flight.
News & Articles

  • The jimmies story
    When I mentioned jimmies , the long-established localism for chocolate sprinkles, in a recent column, it was just as a passing example; I didn't mean to reopen an etymological can of worms. But a few days later, along came an e-mail from Ron Slate of Milton, repeating the rumor that has dogged our candy terminology. "My mother told us never ...        
    July 7, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Atlas of True Names
    Peruse the etymological roots of 3,000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges on five maps: the world, Europe, the British Isles, Canada and the United States. by Harrison Berry In an age of Google Maps, satellites and smartphones, the names of locations matter less than they once did. But those names can confer history, occupation and purpose.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...
    July 3, 2013 - Boise Weekly

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