Definition of Etymon

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

Exact synonyms: Root
Generic synonyms: Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form



Definition of Etymon

1. n. An original form; primitive word; root.

Definition of Etymon

1. Noun. A source word of a given word. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Etymon

1. the earliest known form of a word [n -MA or -MONS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Etymon

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etymologised
etymologises
etymologising
etymologism
etymologist
etymologists
etymologizable
etymologization
etymologize
etymologized
etymologizes
etymologizing
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etymon (current term)
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etymons
etyms
etypic
etypical
eu-
eu-stress
euallele
euarthropod
euarthropods
euascomycete
euascomycetes
euasterids I
euasterids II

Literary usage of Etymon

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"Have aranea, the spider, araneus, the ranny, and erina. ceus, the hedgehog, some common etymon, perhaps one referring to their common insectivorous nature ? ..."

2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"(Same etymon.) Graham's term for substances which have great ... (Same etymon.) A Division of Fishes including those which have Ctenoid ale». ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"Bat perhap* the true etymon is Ir. Gael. ... I find has given the same etymon. [QUAICH, «. ... etymon ..."

4. An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the by Abraham Fornander, John F. G. Stokes (1885)
"... or tribe, we must look outside the Greek among kindred tongues for an etymon that will render an intelligible meaning to all the cases where occurring, ..."

5. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Same etymon as Syphilis. The cutaneous eruptions that accompany constitutional syphilis arc so denominated by the French writer*. ..."

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