ETYMOLOGY [ĕt"ə-mŏl'ə-jē] 1. The derivation of a word. 2. A chronologicalaccountofthebirthanddevelopmentofaparticularwordorelementofaword,oftendelineatingitsspreadfromonelanguagetoanotheranditsevolvingchangesinformandmeaning. 3. thestudyofhistoricallinguisticchange,especiallyasmanifestedinindividualwords. Origin: 1350-1400;MiddleEnglish< Latinetymologia< Greeketymología -Dictionary.com
MY ADVENTURES WITH WORDS Etymology has always fascinated me, as a nigh-poetic combination of history and language, and I've always wanted to know more. Though my knowledge of this topic is limited, I made this site to teach myself more and spread the joy of this science to others. So welcome to my lexophile's sanctum, and I hope that you find the study of word origins as fascinating as I do. I have a blog, updated daily since 11/2/16, and I design etymology infographics for this site as well; please check it all out!