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mesmark Jul 29th, 2007 09:50 am

Word origins website?
 
Does anyone know of a good website where I can fine the origin of words?

Basically, I want to know which language if any the word originated from.

Thanks.

- Mark

susan53 Jul 29th, 2007 11:27 am

Re: Word origins website?
 
One good one is :http://www.etymonline.com/
or try typing etymology into Google.

emile Jul 29th, 2007 07:55 pm

Re: Word origins website?
 
http://www.etymonline.com/ is the best one I've found, but I've long been looking for something more comprehensive.

Some of the dictionaries give short notes on word origins.

mrcards Jul 30th, 2007 01:14 pm

Re: Word origins website?
 
Thanks guys, great resource!

HUE Jul 30th, 2007 07:39 pm

Re: Word origins website?
 
I use the Oxford English Dictionary. If anything, there's too much information, but it's nice to see how a word has evolved over the ages.

I haven't heard of etymonline, but it sounds good.

Here's a fun and/or interesting site. It has nothing to do with word origins, but rather word frequency.

http://www.wordcount.org/main.php

mesmark Aug 4th, 2007 04:40 pm

Re: Word origins website?
 
Thanks for the resources.

I don't need the information that often but sometimes people ask me if a word was originally from another language or have questions about pronounciation, so it's good to have a couple places to go.

clivehawkins Aug 6th, 2007 11:57 am

Re: Word origins website?
 
Quote:

Quote HUE

Here's a fun and/or interesting site. It has nothing to do with word origins, but rather word frequency.

http://www.wordcount.org/main.php


Yeah, very nice.

I see that love comes between economic and means :-)

Any other nice 'sandwiches' you can find?


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