Definitions for etymonˈɛt əˌmɒn; -mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. etymon, root(noun)

    a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes


  1. etymon(Noun)

    A source word of a given word.

  2. Origin: From ἔτυμον, from ἔτυμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Etymon(noun)

    an original form; primitive word; root

  2. Etymon(noun)

    original or fundamental signification

  3. Origin: [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.]

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