- the linguistic form from which another form is historically derived, as the Latin cor “heart,” which is the etymon of English cordial, or the Indo-European *ḱ(e)rd-, which is the etymon of Latin cor, Greek kardía, Russian serdtse, and English heart.
Origin of etymon
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Historical Examples of etymon
If this etymon be deemed unsatisfactory, they offer the following: from the Fr.
Your correspondent asks the "etymon of our English word pearl."
Let me give only one etymon by way of preparation for my answer.
Richardson is also in favour of this etymon, notwithstanding its harshness and insipidity.
As we have above given an etymon of cobweb, we will here repeat our note on the word gossamer in the Fairy Legends.The Fairy Mythology
- a form of a word or morpheme, usually the earliest recorded form or a reconstructed form, from which another word or morpheme is derived: the etymon of English "ewe" is Indo-European " * owi"
Word Origin 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."