Definition of etymology noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    etymology

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌɛt̮əˈmɑlədʒi//
     
    (pl. etymologies)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the study of the origin and history of words and their meanings
  2. 2[countable] the origin and history of a particular word
etymological
 
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NAmE//ˌɛt̮əməˈlɑdʒɪkl//
 
adjective an etymological dictionary
etymologist
 
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NAmE//ˌɛt̮əˈmɑlədʒɪst//
 
noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: etymology

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