Definition of etymology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    etymology

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    BrE BrE//ˌetɪˈmɒlədʒi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌetɪˈmɑːlədʒi//
     
    (pl. etymologies) Grammar
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] the study of the origin and history of words and their meanings See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2[countable] the origin and history of a particular word See related entries: Grammar
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French ethimologie, via Latin from Greek etumologia, from etumologos ‘student of etymology’, from etumon, neuter singular of etumos ‘true’.
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