V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the study of word origins

Synonyms: word origin


Tips: You will see the word etymology referenced through out this program. Etymology is the study of the history and origin of words. Oftentimes in this program, we reference the etymology of a word to help you gain a better sense of the word's origin and how it's come to mean what it means today.

Usage Examples:

You may notice references to etymology throughout this program. (word origin)

Oftentimes, etymology is a helpful way to learn new words. (word origin)

If you study the etymology for the word exude, you learn that exude was derived from a Latin word that means "to sweat." (word history)

When studying vocabulary, etymology can play a role in helping you learn new words. (word origin)

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