etymology

Etymology is a noun which relates to the the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning. The derivation of a word.

Examples:

  1. He was extremely fond of studying the ‘etymology’ of specific words.
  2. Studying the ‘etymology’ of slang terms would be extremely interesting and fascinating.
  3. Understanding the ‘etymology’ of words could lead to one finding deeper meanings to certain famous sayings, phrases, literature and divine scriptures.

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