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  • origin
  • root
  • source
  • phrase history
  • phrase origin
  • word history
  • word origin
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  • conclusion
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  • end
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How to use etymon in a sentence

The old French vairon signifies anything of two colours, and may possibly be the etymon of vaire.
THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRYMARK ANTONY LOWER
I cannot admit any of these derivations, though perhaps my own etymon may not be deemed less irrelevant, viz.
THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRYMARK ANTONY LOWER
Were, wert; worth, werth; word and werde, are derived from the same etymon and retain a similarity of meaning.
LECTURES ON LANGUAGEWILLIAM S. BALCH
I am inclined to think, with the two first-mentioned lexicographers, that the etymon is πόσις, or potio.
NOTES AND QUERIES, VOL. V, NUMBER 134, MAY 22, 1852VARIOUS
Will you accept a French elucidation of the etymon of this word, which has sorely puzzled your correspondents?
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 175, MARCH 5, 1853VARIOUS
Your correspondent asks the "etymon of our English word pearl."
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 166, JANUARY 1, 1853VARIOUS
Let me give only one etymon by way of preparation for my answer.
NOTES AND QUERIES, VOL. IV, NUMBER 112, DECEMBER 20, 1851VARIOUS
Richardson is also in favour of this etymon, notwithstanding its harshness and insipidity.
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 26. SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1850VARIOUS
Another etymon for Jews-harp is Jaws-harp, because the place where it is played upon is between the jaws.
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 18. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1850VARIOUS
As we have above given an etymon of cobweb, we will here repeat our note on the word gossamer in the Fairy Legends.
THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGYTHOMAS KEIGHTLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ETYMON

  • derivation
  • development
  • etymon
  • origin
  • phrase history
  • phrase origin
  • root
  • source
  • word history
  • word origin
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