ETYMOLOGY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ETYMOLOGY
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etymology
 n.  language study of the origin and history of words
Classic Sentence:
1  The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original Laputa, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
2  The word Houyhnhnm, in their tongue, signifies a horse, and, in its etymology, the perfection of nature.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER III.
3  Some say social contract; which is the same thing, the word contract being etymologically formed with the idea of a bond.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
Example Sentence:
1  A knowledge of etymology can help you on many English tests: if you know what the roots and prefixes mean, you can determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
2  At university she developed an interest in etymology.