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  Online Etymology Dictionary
Despite the etymological connection with stooping under a burden on one's back, a hawker is technically distinguished from a peddler by use of a horse and cart or a van.
Phrase in order to (1655) preserves etymological notion of "sequence." The word reflects a very medieval notion: "a system of parts subject to certain uniform, established ranks or proportions," and was used of everything from architecture to angels.
The etymological sense is "that which covers the members of the body." Meaning "thin layer of skin, tissue covering a limb or organ" is attested from 1601.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=etymological&searchmode=phrase   (2984 words)

  
 Starostin
Etymological databases can also be used (and are used) for a statistical evaluation of taxonomic correlations.
The number of etymological matches between languages is a good measure of the distance between them, and can also be employed for evaluating the time depth of any linguistic family.
The ideal etymological database system should be able to provide etymology for any word of any modern or ancient language, tracing its origin as far as possible.
humanities.uchicago.edu /depts/linguistics/abstract/starostin.html   (474 words)

  
 Akita Dialect Dictionary
Dialectlogist Takeshi Nakayama has devoted himself for years to produce this very first comprehensive dictionary for Akita dialect, in which more than 3500 dialectal words are compiled from all districts within Akita prefecture (a north part of the main island of Japan) and its surroundings.
Etymological analysis has been conducted for each word to trace its etymology, through a comparative study of related words and expressions collected around Akita district.
Etymological Trace", first send an e-mail to inform us of your name, address and affiliation, to which the dictionary to be sent.
members.aol.com /Akitahogen/indexE.html   (243 words)

  
 Iranica.com - ITALY
To date, etymological studies in Iranian languages have worked to isolate the indigenous vocabulary of a language from the historical layers of loanwords (whether Iranian or foreign in origin) and foreign usages.
Whether or not to include foreign usages in etymological dictionaries is a theoretical issue with the greatest practical implications for Balochi lexicography.
A preliminary outline, titled Concise Etymological Balochi Vocabulary will contain the 1,500 principal lexical bases of the central core of the three main areal variants; it will be published shortly as a joint effort of IUO and Trieste University.
www.iranica.com /articles/supp4/Italy_xvii.html   (1829 words)

  
 Phenomenology Online: etymological reflection
Of course, retrieving or recalling the meaning of caring is not a matter of simple etymological analysis or explication of the usage of the word.
Rather, it is the reconstruction of a way of life: a willingness to live the language of our lives more deeply, to become more truly who we are when we refer to ourselves, for example, as teachers or parents.
Being attentive to the etymological origins of words may sometimes put us in touch with an original form of life where the terms still had living ties to the lived experiences from which they originally sprang.
www.phenomenologyonline.com /inquiry/43.html   (270 words)

  
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 News - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word "news" comes from a special use of the plural of the word "new", and not as the common backronym claims, from the four cardinal directions (North, East, West, and South).
Old spellings of the word varied widey—newesse, newis, nevis, neus, newys, niewes, newis, nues, etc—casting further doubt on the popular etymological theory.
A news junkie is a term for a person who likes to keep up to date with the latest news, perhaps compulsively.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /news.htm   (367 words)

  
 Romanian Etymological Dictionary-Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Etymological dictionaries of modern balkanic languages are a good intrument in studying old languages of this area.
The Etymological Dictionary of the Romanian which I present here is not a complete traditional etymological dictionary, since we are interested here only in the oldest layer of the Romanian vocabulary.
At the end, let me make a recommendation: when browsing Romanian lexic for ancient comparisons, the best practice is to use an etymologic dictionary and to interpretate its data conformly to the Romanian evolutive phonetic laws (which, I hope, you will soon find on my site too).
soltdm.tripod.com /limbimod/romana/etimrom.htm   (778 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.12.16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By genre, therefore, the volume is an etymological commentary, and a model of that.
But at the end of the day, there will never be enough evidence to persuade skeptics about "guarantees of authenticity" or safeguard ourselves completely from "the danger not only of being fooled by coincidence, but of building complex interpretations on a foundation made of sand" (103).
Part of the difficulty is the false dichotomy of the poetic and thematic aspects or the pleasurable and serious aesthetics continued by the metaphors in our terms "wordplay" and "etymology", which embed the problem in the critical vocabulary.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1997/97.12.16.html   (1856 words)

  
 Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian
Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian
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The multi-volume Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian by Gábor Takács "promises to open a new chapter in Egyptian and Afro-Asiatic comparative lingustics" (A. Dolgopolsky, in Israel Oriental Studies).
This second volume is in fact the first volume of the very etymological dictionary.
The reader will find the etymological entries even more detailed than those of the introductory volume, due to the full retrospective presentation of all etymologies proposed since A. Erman's time, and thanks to an extremely detailed discussion of all possible relevant data even on the less known Afro-Asiatic cognates to the Egyptian roots.
www.brill.nl /product.asp?ID=9672   (251 words)

  
 Concise Etimological Dictionary of Esperanto   Konciza Etimologia Vortaro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An answer to that question was attempted as early as 1907 by L. Bastien's Nine Language Etymological Lexicon (Naŭlingva etimologia leksikono), which set out to show the international basis for Esperanto words, but said nothing about the ancient origins of the roots, which gave rise to their Esperanto form.
In this sense the term "etymological" was misleading but at the time and in that context this was not important.
Another etymological dictionary, aimed mainly at a Japanese readership, is Yamasaki's, which has far more words than Vilborg's, but often links Esperanto words only to English ones, as if Zamenhof had actually taken them from English, while in fact English has taken them from the same sources as Zamenhof.
www.esperanto.ie /english/conciseetimology.htm   (1044 words)

  
 Search Results for etymological - Encyclopædia Britannica
He established modern etymological studies on the basis of the correspondence of sounds occurring in related words...
Important factors in the survival of Icelandic during the period of Danish rule were its continued use for literary purposes, the geographic remoteness of Iceland, a scattered population, and the...
etymological and historical dictionary of the French language, a comprehensive, large-scale work still in progress; its first six volumes were published in Paris in 1974–78.
www.britannica.com /search?query=etymological&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (303 words)

  
 Etymological Tools & Sources & How to Use Them   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The gold standard for etymological evidence is a citation of usage.
The most common and useful etymological tool is a standard dictionary.
An etymological dictionary is simply one that focuses on the etymological portion of the entry.
www.wordorigins.org /tools.htm   (939 words)

  
 ETI BioInformatics - Etymological Dictionary of Grasses
The etymological dictionary of grasses took over 8 years to compile and is without doubt the most complete overview presently in existence.
The main part of this program is formed by an interactive dictionary that contains more than 9,100 names, thoroughly led back to their roots and explained by a leading authority in the field.
Etymological Dictionary of Grasses can be ordered from the following distributors or from your local bookstore.
www.eti.uva.nl /Products/catalogue/cd_detail.php?id=88&referrer=catalogue   (217 words)

  
 An etymological dictionary of the Ukrainian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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encyclopedia.classic-literature.co.uk /dictionary-store/B0007AFTZO/An-etymological-dictionary-of-the-Ukrainian-language.html   (69 words)

  
 Responses to Shibli Zaman: Zaman on Etymology [Revisited]
In my original article I explained the nature of an "etymological fallacy", gave plenty of examples for illustration, and then discussed several instances of this fallacy as committed by Zaman in his publications.
The concept of an etymological fallacy was explained and discussed at great length in the first part, and is now assumed as understood.
The etymological fallacy is assuming that the root meaning of a word is to be used in exegesis — despite the fact that the so called ‘root meaning’ was not in the mind of the user (writer or speaker) of the word.
answering-islam.org /Responses/Zaman/etymology_r1.htm   (18111 words)

  
 Etymological Approach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The etymological approach can alone help in increasing the vocabulary of the learner.
To tackle this one has to learn ability to recognise new words and to avoid guessing their meaning.
The etymological approach has to be practised to increaseyour vocbulary.
www.annauniv.edu /netlish/etymo.html   (442 words)

  
 The Tower of Babel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I do think that we all need access to the latest etymological research data, and I hope that this page is only the beginning of a larger project comprising etymological resources available for all linguistic families of the World.
It was done by G. Starostin on the basis of Burrow and Emeneau's Dravidian Etymological Dictionary, and by now includes a Common Dravidian database, branching to several daughter databases: Nilgiri (Kota-Toda), Telugu, Kolami-Gadba, Gondwan (further branching into Gondi, Konda, Pengo-Manda and Kui-Kuwi databases), North Dravidian (Kurukh-Malto) and Brahui.
It is the first part of the Semitic etymological dictionary by A. Militarev and L. Kogan and by now contains about 400 roots pertaining to the anatomy of man and animals.
starling.rinet.ru /Intrab.htm   (846 words)

  
 Hausarbeiten.de: The Etymological Argument - Fallacy or Sound Move - Magisterarbeit. Seminararbeiten, Diplomarbeiten, ...
My thesis is a criticisms of the etymological argument for an ontological presupposition of essences beyond the observable real world that seem necessarily implied in forwarding etymology as a means to formulate and justify definitions of key-terms.
The criticism of essentialism used is the German-Englishman Karl Popper′s forwarded in The Open Society which is published, in English, at the end of the second world war in criticism of the European totalitarian political excesses at that time.
The minimal-strategy, then, is to arrive at the possibility of identifying two distinct types of the etymological argument, a real and a nominal variant.
www.hausarbeiten.de /faecher/vorschau/6971.html   (1121 words)

  
 Theses from Uppsala University : 3395 - Comparative Etymological Studies in the Western Neo-Syriac (Turoyo) Lexicon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Words originally containing one of the successions -r-r- and -l-l- may be subject to dissimilation also by syncope or by haplology.
This is a comparative study of words presenting etymological problems in the Western Neo-Syriac (Turoyo) lexicon, with the principal aim of providing new etymological solutions and suggestions and giving an account of the most common linguistic processes by which various changes are carried out in the individual words studied.
For the first time all important homonyms in this language are investigated with regard to their origin and use.
publications.uu.se /theses/abstract.xsql?isbn=91-554-5555-7   (603 words)

  
 Wordorigins.org Research Sources & Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is without doubt the worst etymological book ever published.
The quality of the research is simply appalling and it is a mystery how a legitimate publisher could put a book like this on the market.
Etymological Dictionary of Modern English; Weekly, Ernest; Volume 1 (A-K); Volume 2 (L-Z); Dover Publications; 1967.
www.wordorigins.org /source.htm   (3460 words)

  
 Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series
The Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary series publishes the results of a major Leiden University project identifying and describing the common lexical heritage of the Indo-European languages.
- An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic (2007): Ranko Matasović
Finally, a large Indo-European Etymological Dictionary will be published, the successor of the work by Julius Pokorny (publ.
www.brill.nl /product_id24131.htm   (204 words)

  
 The Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary project (IED)
The next step was to fill in "blank spaces" on the etymological map of IE languages.
We have at our disposal good recent etymological dictionaries of Sanskrit, Greek, Gothic, but there are no etymological dictionaries of Tocharian, British, Old Frisian, etc. while the last compendia of Albanian or Modern Persian etymology are more than a century old.
In spite of his progressing illness, he managed to finish the letter K and a substantial part of words starting with a vowel, which altogether constitutes approximately a third of the whole.
titus.uni-frankfurt.de /curric/ied.htm   (685 words)

  
 Etymological Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The third important thing we notice about Donnegan's definition is that although he had the courage and intelligence to realize that his predecessors were wrong about the origin of this Greek word, still he failed to omit their definitions.
He still defines akeraios as unharmed and uninjured even though there is absolutely no basis whatsoever etymologically for these definitions.
This is an example of how each lexicon is built upon previous lexicons and that even when a mistake is found, it is not deleted but rather added to.
www.christianseparatist.org /sixth/etym.html   (1603 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Kleins Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I bought Klein's Etymological dictionary because I wanted a detailed one able to assist me in writing and public speaking.
Ordinary dictionaries that don't even claim to be etymological gave much better insight into historical and contextual meaning of words than Klein's.
About 30 years ago I visited the late Dr Klein at his Synagogue in Toronto where he translated some historical documents for me. I was very impressed by his ability to identify and interpret the nuances of meaning within the historical context, and also of his profound understanding of linguistics.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0444409300?v=glance   (1226 words)

  
 An Etymological Dictionary of Written Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is a large effort at the University of California at Berkeley to produce a dictionary (a thesaurus, really) of so-called Proto-Sino-Tibetan, the ancestor to Chinese and other related languages, spoken some six thousand years ago.
This project is called Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus (or STEDT for short).
It builds upon the work pioneered by the Swedish sinologist Bernhard Karlgren, who was the first to study systematically the phonetic construction of Middle and Old Chinese.
gost.isi.edu /brian/liter/dictchin.html   (428 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Concise Etymological English Dictionary of the English Language (Wordsworth Reference S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language; Hardcover ~ Walter W. Skeat
They are incredibly useful source of insight - listen to the words people emphasize or repeat, then look them up here for "the rest of the story".
The best of many etymological dictionaries out there for this use.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1853263117   (389 words)

  
 A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language: With indexes of all words quoted from other ...
A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language.
No part of this publication may be stored, transmitted, retransmitted, lent, or reproduced in any form or medium without the permission of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.
A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language includes Devanagari and roman alphabets.
dsal.uchicago.edu /dictionaries/turner   (187 words)

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