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

 

etymon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈetɪmɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈetɪmɑːn//
 
(pl. etymons, etyma
BrE BrE//ˈetɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈetɪ//
 
)
(linguistics)
 
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a word or part of a word from which another word comes Word Origin late 16th cent. (denoting the original form of a word): via Latin from Greek etumon ‘true thing’, neuter singular of etumos ‘true’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: etymon