Etymology - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌetɪˈmɑːlədʒi|  American pronunciation of the word etymology
Brit.  |ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi|  British pronunciation of the word etymology

noun

- a history of a word
- the study of the sources and development of words

Examples

Several different etymologies have been proposed.

The words have the same spelling but different etymologies.

Word forms

noun
singular: etymology
plural: etymologies
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