noun, plural et·y·mol·o·gies.
Origin of etymology
Examples from the Web for etymologically
Contemporary Examples of etymologically
The agents live on now, both chemically and etymologically, in drugs such as bendamustine that are used to treat several cancers.Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons
August 26, 2013
Historical Examples of etymologically
In many cases the transformation was etymologically justified.The Romance of Names
Thus humble-pie has etymologically no connection with humility.
A beggar is not etymologically one who begs, or a cadger one who cadges.
Panzer, a cuirass, is etymologically a pauncher, or defence for the paunch.
Etymologically, the amateur is one who loves, the connoisseur one who knows.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for etymology
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.