Associations to the word «Etymology»
ETYMOLOGY, noun. (uncountable) The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
ETYMOLOGY, noun. (countable) An account of the origin and historical development of a word.
ETYMOLOGY, noun. A history of a word.
ETYMOLOGY, noun. The study of the sources and development of words.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.