Definitions for etymonˈɛt əˌmɒn; -mə
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et•y•monˈɛt əˌmɒn; -mə(n.)(pl.)-mons, -ma
the linguistic form from which another form is historically derived, as the Latin word cor“heart,” which is the etymon of English cordial, or the Indo-European base *ḱ(e)rd-, which is the etymon of Latin cor, Greek kardía, Russian serdtse, and English
Origin of etymon:
1560–70; < L: the origin of a word < Gk étymon the essential meaning of a word seen in its origin or traced to its grammatical parts, neut. of étymos true, actual, real
a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
A source word of a given word.
Origin: From ἔτυμον, from ἔτυμος.
an original form; primitive word; root
original or fundamental signification
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