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Etymology - Roots of Words - Etymology - Ancient/Classical History
Etymology is the study of the meanings and roots of words. This etymology page focuses mainly on Latin and Greek origins of words, based on the parts and ...
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Etymology and Word Histories - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Etymology of words particularly English words with roots in Latin and Greek.
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/etymology/
Etymology - English Words with Latin Prefixes
Etymology - English Word with Latin Prepositions for Prefixes. Formation of English words from Latin prepositions.
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/etymology/a/021810aaetymologyprefixes.htm
Definition and Examples of Etymology - Grammar & Composition
Etymology refers to (1) the origin or derivation of a word, and (2) the branch of linguistics concerned with the history of the forms and meanings of words.
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Etymology Exercise - Exploring Word Origins
Look up each word in a good college dictionary (or an unabridged dictionary, if available), and then provide the following information about its etymology:.
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/Etymology-Exercise.htm
Etymology (Origins of a Word) - Definition, Examples
The etymology of a word refers to its origin and historical development: that is, its earliest known use, its transmission from one language to another, and its ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/Etymologywords.htm
Semantic Change and the Etymological Fallacy: Why There's No ...
The etymological fallacy is the faulty argument that the "true" or "proper" definition of a word must be its oldest or original meaning. The truth is, because most ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/Semantic-Change-And-The-Etymological-Fallacy.htm
Etymological Fallacy - Grammar & Composition - About.com
Because the meanings of words change over time, a word's contemporary definition can't be established from its origin (or etymology). The best indicator of a ...
http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Etymological-Fallacy.htm
Neil Postman's Exercise in Etymology - Grammar & Composition
In this article, Neil Postman describes an engaging way of introducing students to etymology and the multicultural history of the English language.
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/Neil-Postmans-Exercise-In-Etymology.htm
What Is the Etymology of Italia (Italy)? - Ancient/Classical History
"Something seldom mentioned when discussing ancient Rome is that Romans never referred to themselves as Italian any more than one mentions the Italian ...
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/romanempire/f/080910-What-Is-The-Etymology-Of-Italia-Italy.htm
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