Definitions for etymonˈɛt əˌmɒn; -mə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

et•y•monˈɛt əˌmɒn; -mə(n.)(pl.)-mons, -ma

  1. 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


    Category: Language/Linguistics

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

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

Anagrams of etymon

  1. toymen


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