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Unread Jul 29th, 2007, 09:50 am
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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.

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Default Re: Word origins website?

One good one is :http://www.etymonline.com/
or try typing etymology into Google.
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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.
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Thanks guys, great resource!
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Default 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
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Default 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.
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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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