“Device” and “divide” are etymological cousins; a good dramatic device often divides characters from what's “really” going on.
The etymological origin of this epithet is already lost in obscurity.
Their etymological origin is in any case the same as if they were nicknames.
The etymological meaning of Rokuro-Kubi can scarcely be indicated by any English rendering.
This is somewhat of a new departure in etymological dictionaries.
The etymological evidence thus leaves the matter open, with a slight balance in favour of there having been a forceps.
There is really no etymological connection between the two names.
These contradictions are, unfortunately, rather the rule than the exception in the etymological interpretation of myths.
India had her etymological and her legendary school of mythology.
We use the word sceptical in its etymological sense: it was an age of inquiry, of doubt to be resolved.
late 14c., ethimolegia "facts of the origin and development of a word," from Old French et(h)imologie (14c., Modern French étymologie), from Latin etymologia, from Greek etymologia, properly "study of the true sense (of a word)," from etymon "true sense" (neuter of etymos "true, real, actual," related to eteos "true") + -logia "study of, a speaking of" (see -logy).
In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. As a branch of linguistic science, from 1640s. Related: Etymological; etymologically.