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" In grammar, etymology comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words, and shows how they are formed from their simple roots. "
The Globe Dictionary of the English Language - Page 183
by English language - 1873 - 752 pages
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The student's English dictionary, the pronunciation adapted to the best ...

John Ogilvie - 1865
...the tnte origin of words, or of thtir true literal meaning; that part of philology which traces and explains the origin and derivation of words; that part of grammar which comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words; the deduction of words from their originals;...
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A dictionary of the derivations of the English language

English language - 1872
...Etymology, (et-e-mol'o-je) n. [G. etumologia, from etumos, true, and logos, discourse, deseription.] That part of philology which explains the origin and...words ; — that part of grammar which relates to inflection. Eu. A prefix from the Greek, signifying well; easy; advantageous; entire; and the like....
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Walker and Webster combined in a dictionary of the English language

John Longmiur - 1873
...etymologytTY-MOL'O-OIZli, r. \. To search into the origin of words ; to treat of etvmolo^y. ET-Y-MOL'O-GY, n. That part of philology which explains the origin and derivation of words ; the deduction of words from their originals, Sx. ETT-MON, n. A root or primitive word. ED'CHA-KIST...
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The Cabinet dictionary of the English language

English language - 1874
...Etymology, (et-e-mol'o-je) n. [G. etumologia, from ttunon and logos, discourse, description.] That port of philology which explains the origin and derivation of words ; — that part of grammar wMch relates to the changes in the forms of words in a language. Etymon, (et'e-raon) . {G. tinman,...
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The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language: A Complete ..., Volume 2

John Ogilvie - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1883
...signification of a word, its root, and logon. discourse, description, from legcin, to say, to speak. ] That part of philology which explains the origin and derivation of words; that part of grammar which comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words, anil shows how they are formed from...
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The National Standard Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences ...

Reference books - 1884 - 698 pages
...art.i and music, a com position designed с serve as a study. Etymology, -ji. That part of phil logy which explains the origin and derivation of words ; that part of grammar which comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words, and shows how they are formed from...
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The National Standard Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences ...

Encyclopedias - 1888 - 698 pages
...art.* and mimic, a comi>oftitlon designed i servo us a study. Etymology, -jt. That part of phil logy which explains the origin and derivation of words; that part of grammar which comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words, and shows how they arc formed from...
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Webster's Practical Dictionary: A Practical Dictionary of the English ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1910 - 520 pages
...pi. -HONS, -monz. Or. pi. -MA. -ma. An original form; primitive word; root. — EtymoKogy, -JT, n. That part of philology which explains the origin and derivation of words; that part of grammar relating to changes in the forms of words.— Etymological, -loj'jk-al, a. Pert, to etymology.— EtymoroRiat,...
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A Manual of English Gujarati Dictionary

N. R. Ranina - English language - 2003 - 640 pages
...treats of the history of words and grammatical terms: 6 !tv(rt (чш: 4<HVt (ча. 2. That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the forms of words in a language: t> (ч-чь п. [Gr. tumon.'] Primiand actions, life and or doctrines, precepts, death of Jesus...
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From Here to Eternity

Tasso Quidera - Religion - 2005 - 276 pages
...primarily concerned with the final prophecies surrounding the Return of Jesus Christ to earth. Etymology - That part of philology, which explains the origin and derivation of words, with a view to ascertain their radical or primary signification. In grammar, etymology comprehends...
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