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A presentation of etymologies and the key role that they play in the English language.

The English language has incorporated more foreign words than any other language and as a result has the largest vocabulary of any language; over half a mill...

Patrice Oneal and Louis CK share etymologies

Patrice is being a silly goose as usual so Lou straightens him out and gives him The Business RIP Patriki.

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Great Minds Medieval World - 04.Isidore of Seville and the Etymologies

Isidore of Seville left another extraordinary legacy to education. Trace the arc of his career, from his early immersion in the Greek and Roman classics to h...

What Role can Etymologies play in Vocabulary Extension?

In response to Prof Arguelles' talk on Extensive Reading, I explain my method of learning words by origins and ask for comment on how word origins may play a...

SlangSphere. A Comprehensive Slang Dictionary (well-reseached citations and etymologies)

This dictionary promises to be one of the most comprehensive books of its kind on slang from across the English speaking world. A new slang phenomenon in the...

How to Pronounce Etymologies

Learn how to say Etymologies correctly with EmmaSaying's "how do you pronounce" free tutorials. Definition of etymology (oxford dictionary): noun (plural ety...

Freemason etymologies

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Freemason etymologies

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The Week Magazine
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700

Online dictionaries such as m-w.com and dictionary.com have etymologies: information on where the words come from. They get this information from scholars who have kept track of where the various forms of the words have been seen throughout historical ...

Dailyuw

Dailyuw
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

Hello again, my fellow philologists! We're already onto our first full week of the quarter, and also back into our regular rhythm of etymologies. I should thank my esteemed colleague, prolific surfer, and good friend, Miles Coleman for suggesting this ...
 
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

It contains 301,100 main entries, 626,500 word-forms, 249,300 etymologies and 2,412,400 usage quotations. It would take a person 120 years to “key in” the text, 60 years to proofread and 540 megabytes to store electronically. You can buy the OED on CD ...
 
what's up
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:41:15 -0700

But your folk etymologies are a bit off. Buey (or, güey and wey) derive from the Latin bovis, the term for an ox. As I explained in one of the first ¡Ask a Mexican! columns ever, Latin cultures consider the ox to be the dummy of the animal kingdom the ...
 
Crikey
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:00:13 -0700

Nobody could track down the word in the local Aboriginal language (so poor was the research), so several “folk etymologies” now exist. In one such story, they gave him a rude word to joke at his expense. My guess is that it was “wanker”. You can insert ...

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News For Shoppers
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:20:02 -0700

Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged (normally $59.00): This tome includes more than 257,244 entries, 700,000 definitions, 143,000 etymologies, 100,000 quotations, and an extended thesaurus. It integrates PenReader ...

Express Milwaukee

Express Milwaukee
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:07:30 -0700

It is more specific about what it is saying. More modern languages have lost some of this. It's also really helpful in learning the history of words. One of my favorite parts of teaching Latin is explaining etymologies and having students get excited ...
 
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:56:15 -0700

But your folk etymologies are a bit off. Buey (or güey and wey) derive from the Latin bovis, the term for an ox. As I explained in one of the first ¡Ask a Mexican! columns ever, Latin cultures consider the ox to be the dummy of the animal kingdom the ...
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