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Word Example of - etymologist

    Example Sentences for etymologist

    It has given us glimpses of the workshop of the archaeologist, the anthropologist, and the etymologist.

    Tito told a tale in a jargon which only an etymologist could have sifted into words.

    It came to mean "come," says the Chinese etymologist, "because corn comes from heaven."

    It is presumed, however, on grounds that satisfy the etymologist.

    I will now give a few examples of the way in which the study of semantics helps the etymologist.

    No etymologist could have accounted for the name of our nation had he not had recourse to our annals.

    The etymologist clears all those fences for you and delivers a word fresh into your hands.

    I am not enough of an etymologist to give you the root of the word "noise."

    Languages of this latter kind are of subordinate value to the Etymologist.

    Not one of our greatest explorers has unearthed more splendid palaces, than the etymologist.

Word Origin & History of - etymologist

    Word Origin & History

    etymology late 14c., from Gk. etymologia, from etymon "true sense" (neut. of etymos "true," related to eteos "true") + logos "word." In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. Related: Etymological; etymologically; etymologist.

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