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General Crossword Questions for “etymology”

  • Study of origin of words
  • Study of the derivation of words
  • Gloomy yet stirring wordy history
  • Study of word origins
  • Investigation of derivation of words


  • For the literary works by Isidore of Seville and J. R. R. Tolkien, see Etymologiae and The Etymologies (Tolkien) respectively. Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. — “Etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • This article is within the scope of WikiProject Etymology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of etymologies on Wikipedia. article on False etymology, but Folk etymology should be given. — “Talk:Folk etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Folk etymology is change in a word or phrase over time resulting from the replacement of The term folk etymology, a loan translation from the 19th Century. — “Folk etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Its grey front stood out well from the background of a rookery, whose cawing tenants were now on the wing: they flew over the lawn and grounds to alight in a great meadow, from which these were separated by a sunk fence, and where an array of mighty old thorn trees, strong, knotty, and broad as oaks, at once explained the etymology of the mansion's designation. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • Some laurels growing near the spot, perhaps gave rise to the story of her transformation; or possibly the etymology of the word ‘Daphne,’ which in Greek signifies a laurel, was the foundation of the Fable. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • But this is worth considering: that our nation places valour, vaillance, in the highest degree of virtue, as its very word evidences, being derived from valeur, and that, according to our use, when we say a man of high worth a good man, in our court style–'tis to say a valiant man, after the Roman way; for the general appellation of virtue with them takes etymology from vis, force. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne


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