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Etymology synonyms
ĕt'ə-mŏl'ə-jē
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The state or fact of being derived; origination:
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  1. The state or fact of being derived; origination:
  2. (Linguistics) The historical origin and development of a word; an etymology.
  3. A deriving or being derived
The study of linguistic change over time in language or in a particular language or language family, sometimes including the reconstruction of unattested forms of earlier stages of a language.
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  1. The study of linguistic change over time in language or in a particular language or language family, sometimes including the reconstruction of unattested forms of earlier stages of a language.
  2. The branch of linguistics that deals with the history and development of language
  3. (Linguistics) The scientific study of language change.
(Obs.) The love of learning and literature; study; scholarship
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  1. (Obs.) The love of learning and literature; study; scholarship
  2. The study of written records, esp. literary texts, in order to determine their authenticity, meaning, etc.
  3. Literary study or classical scholarship.
A pattern or system serving as a basis for the formation and use of names and terms within a field or category
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  1. A pattern or system serving as a basis for the formation and use of names and terms within a field or category
  2. The study of the origins and forms of terms used in specialized fields.
  3. The study of the origins and forms of proper names.
Find another word for etymology. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for etymology, like: derivation, word origins, word history, development of vocabulary, historical-linguistics, philology, onomastics and language.