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etymological; etymologically; etymologies; etymologist; etymologists; etymon; eucalypti; eucalypts; eucalyptus
  1. See "Etymology of Word" in preceding chapter.

  2. I maintain that every true etymology gives us an historical fact, because the first giving of a name was an historical fact, and an historical fact of the greatest importance for the later development of ancient ideas.

  3. This word is now common to the nations of north-western Europe[1], but it does not appear to have come into use in this particular meaning until the sixteenth century, and the etymology of it is obscure.

  4. Greek: Phoinix] which also denotes a Phoenician is of doubtful etymology and may have been derived from the name of the date palm.

  5. Curiously enough all three of them when their etymology is studied mean the same thing as far as their derivation goes.

  6. All of these have for their basic idea, in etymology at least, an increase of secretion.

  7. The Prosody of this work is fresh from the mint; the author's old grammar of 1821, which is the nucleus of this, being "confined to Etymology and Syantax.

  8. The true meaning and etymology of some of his words was lost.

  9. The etymology and syntax of the language are thus spread before the learner.

  10. This implies, what appears not to be true, that the author meant to treat Etymology and Syntax together in a single part of his work.

  11. A Figure of Etymology is an intentional deviation from the usual form of a word.

  12. A figure of Etymology is the intentional deviation in the usual form of a word.

  13. This etymology may possibly be just, but certainly such contractions as are here spoken of, were not very common in Lowth's age, or even in that of Ben Jonson, who resisted the s.

  14. Do not the principles of etymology affect those of syntax?

  15. Etymology treats of the classification of words; their various modifications and derivations.

  16. The syntax and etymology of the language is thus spread before the learner.

  17. With respect to the etymology of the word cannibal, it seems to me entirely cleared up by the discovery of the journal kept by Columbus during his first voyage of discovery, and of which Bartholomew de las Casas has left us an abridged copy.

  18. The etymology of the name of the largest mountain chain of the globe cannot be devoid of interest to the mineralogic geographer.

  19. The Inca Garcilasso, who was the son of a Peruvian princess, and who wrote the history of his native country in the first years of the conquest, gives no etymology of the name of the Andes.

  20. One of the Lucayes Islands, inhabited by a mild and pacific people, was heretofore called Guatao; but we will not insist on the etymology of this word, because the languages of the Lucayes Islands differed from those of Hayti.

  21. Other scholars agree with Curtius--agree in thinking that the etymology of mythical names is a sandy foundation for the science of mythology.

  22. I never hinted that the legend of Tuna threw light on the etymology of the name of Daphne.

  23. The Marmalade legend gives the etymology of a word, marmalade; the Daphne legend does not give an etymology.

  24. Now, to give an etymology of a name of forgotten meaning is the sole object of folk- etymology.

  25. As we examine the names Burley, or Burry men, so Mannhardt examines the name Luperci; and if a true etymology can be discovered, it will illustrate the original intention of the Lupercalia (p.

  26. We have a bear Callisto (Artemis) in Arcady, where a folk etymology might explain it by stretching a point.

  27. I do not remember having claimed his alliance, though I made one or two very brief citations from his remarks on the dangers of etymology applied to old proper names.

  28. Disease of Language and Folk-etymology The Tuna story is described as 'a clear case of disease of language cured by the ordinary nostrum of folk-etymology.

  29. We must never confuse such myths of folk-etymology with myths arising (on the philological hypothesis) from 'disease of language.

  30. There were, in most cases, as many opinions as to the etymology and meaning of each name and myth, as there were philologists engaged in the study.

  31. The Tuna story explains why the cocoanut kernel is called 'brains of Tuna,' but it offers no etymology of Tuna's name.

  32. The etymology and meaning of such names being ascertained, the origin and sense of the myths in which the names occur should be clear.

  33. A story may be told to explain why the plant is called snake's head, but a story to give an etymology of snake's head is superfluous.

  34. But the story of Tuna gives no folk-etymology of the name Tuna.

  35. Before noticing this work, it will perhaps be advisable to endeavour to ascertain the true etymology of the word Germania, which signifies the slang vocabulary, or robber language of Spain.

  36. For the explanation of the etymology see Webster's Unabridged.

  37. Grammatical etymology treats solely of the grammatical changes in words, and does not concern itself with their derivation; historical etymology treats of the structure, composition, and history of words.

  38. But in some instances this analysis is not improper; and it may be supposed that nations, careless of etymology or correctness, applied the same verb by a rude analogy to cases where it ought not strictly to have been employed.

  39. It is by their knowledge of orthography and etymology that the more educated part of the community is preserved from these corrupt modes of pronunciation.

  40. He gives an etymology of their name a catto; quia osculantur posteriora catti; in cujus specie, ut aiunt, appareret iis Lucifer, p.

  41. This one etymology everybody knows, if he doesn't know any other.

  42. In Ambroise Pare's references to smallpox there occurs one singular line of remark which will serve to bring us back to etymology and to the great pox[917].

  43. In Oligon, we have the etymology of Oregon.

  44. Hekewelder has given no etymology of this river, the name means either branching or roaring stream, perhaps both.

  45. Its etymology and root meaning have been much in discussion.

  46. Etymology {020}teaches the varieties, modifications, and derivation of words.

  47. Comic Etymology teaches us the varieties, modifications, and derivation, of words invested with a comic character.

  48. This definition of an article is taken from an etymology of the word as derived from the Latin, rather than in accordance with its real meaning, as derived from the Greek: hence it does not carry much weight.

  49. For its etymology depends on what it is taken from for the purpose of signification: whereas its meaning depends on the thing to which it is applied for the purpose of signifying it.

  50. The etymology of a word differs from its meaning.

  51. But I am no less perplexed as to the etymology of the word.

  52. But, to return to what I was telling you before, none of the Europeans who have followed this epigraphic mystery here, have kept their anxiety to solve this etymology once they found themselves in Antinea's palace.

  53. Various opinions have been hazarded regarding the etymology of the name, without reference to the most ancient documents in which it has been discovered.

  54. Another famous etymology is that of 'truth' from 'troweth.

  55. Parr looked up to him as a great philosopher, and contributed to his works an essay upon the etymology of the word 'sublime,' too vast to be printed whole.

  56. But all this etymology Mr. Tylor omitted in his edition of 1891, probably no longer thinking it plausible.

  57. As to the Bechuana Morimo, Mr. Hartland gives the etymology of his name: it is said to be derived from gorimo, above, with the singular prefix mo.

  58. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "etymology" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    derivation; etymology; grammar; linguistics; morphology; origin; philology; phonetics; phonology; semantics