Thesaurus / derivation
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
The French adopt the same derivation, calling it "asbeste" (minèral filamenteux et incombustible).
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Its similarity with the numerous derivatives of the verb damno have probably obscured the true derivation of the word.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
His method is hence inductive,--the derivation of certain principles from a sum of given facts and phenomena.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
In a word, the term contains a series of expressive innuendos by its etymological derivation.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
Another etymological example sometimes cited is the derivation of the English uncle from the Latin avus.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
In the derivation of words, I found most of them defective; nor, indeed, were any of them good grammarians.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
Across the hall from it, also of antique derivation, was the Star Chamber.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
Oblige us by considering the derivation of the word "sarcophagus," and see if it be not suggestive of potted meats.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
Shakespeare's spelling of the word "Apricocks" takes us at once to its derivation.
THE PLANT-LORE AND GARDEN-CRAFT OF SHAKESPEAREHENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE
It appears to me, however, that the transition from cedorwrach to ceterach is more easy, and is a more probable derivation.
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