Translation of etymology in Spanish:


etimología, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi//ˌɛdəˈmɑlədʒi/

nounPlural etymologies

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    etimología feminine
    folk / popular etymology etimología popular
    • I was curious about the history and etymology of the word mosh.
    • These scholars were unanimous in dismissing the suggested etymologies for ‘Jesus’ and ‘Christ.’
    • Different etymologies have been suggested for the word, but the one that seems most probable to us is that addicts often claim that they are leaving the house to go ‘walking the dog’.
    • He never learnt Irish and his philological arguments tended to invoke specious homophones and improbable etymologies.
    • Mark cites specific qualitative facts about the meanings and etymologies of particular Somali words, and speculates on what they mean for the view of the world you get through Somali lexicon and metaphoric imagery.
    • The etymologies they traced demonstrate what really happens with words, which is not what certain grammarians, structural theorists and purists assert.
    • Some suggested wildly imaginative similes, while others had questions about word origins and etymology.
    • On the other hand, the etymologies of very many words are still disputed.
    • But the eminent Samoan chief and scholar Napoleone Tuiteleleapaga finds none of these etymologies convincing.
    • They insist that Egyptian etymologies cannot be found for most Greek words, unless all known rules of vocabulary acquisition are disregarded.
    • The card file to the left of where my father sat has definitions and etymologies of frequently used words, such as pleasure and play.
    • All words have etymologies and all ideas have pedigrees.
    • I came to think about these words and dig up their etymologies after visiting prospective colleges with my daughter.
    • One must pay attention to their origins, their etymology.
    • Historians and linguists argue about its etymology, but it was possibly used as a folk name referring to northern territories.
    • I believe that some of the etymologies need more consideration.