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Meaning of ETYMON

Pronunciation:  'etu`mân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
 

ETYMON is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: root
 
 See Also: form, signifier, word form

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Et"y*mon\, n.; pl. E. {Etymons}, Gr. {Etyma}. [L., fr.
Gr. 'e`tymon the true literal sense of a word according to
its derivation, an etymon, fr. ? true, real, prob, akin to
Skr. sotya, E. sooth. See {Sooth}.]
1. An original form; primitive word; root.

2. Original or fundamental signification. [R.]

         Given as the etymon or genuine sense of the word.
                                               --Coleridge.

 

 

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