noun, plural et·y·mol·o·gies.
Origin of etymology
Examples from the Web for 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|Kent Sepkowitz|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It therefore means “spiced or medicated drink,” and is not etymologically connected with “mead.”
The English word nutmeg and the apparently wholly different German Muskatnuss, are etymologically similar.
The guitar is derived from the cithara5 both structurally and etymologically.
It means, etymologically, the "War-man," the "man of hosts."
That it may, both logically and etymologically, mean related to two classes is clear—clear as a matter of fact.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
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.