noun, plural et·y·mons, et·y·ma [et-uh-muh] /ˈɛt ə mə/.
Origin of etymon
Examples from the Web for etymon
Richardson is also in favour of this etymon, notwithstanding its harshness and insipidity.
Let me give only one etymon by way of preparation for my answer.
Your correspondent asks the "etymon of our English word pearl."
The old French vairon signifies anything of two colours, and may possibly be the etymon of vaire.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
Will you accept a French elucidation of the etymon of this word, which has sorely puzzled your correspondents?
British Dictionary definitions for etymon
noun plural -mons or -ma (-mə)
Word Origin for etymon
Word Origin and History for etymon
"primitive word," 1570s, from Greek etymon, neuter of etymos "true, real, actual," related to eteos "true," which is perhaps cognate with Sanskrit satyah, Gothic sunjis, Old English soð "true."