Etymology

Here is where I’ll be sharing a new word every week. I will always be sourcing the definitions from Merriam-Webster Dictionary. So without further ado:

Definition of etymology

1 : the history of a linguistic form (such as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral language

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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