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Etymology - the history of a particular word or element of a word. [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etymology

Online Etymological Dictionary
History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical terms
http://www.etymonline.com/

Behind the Name
The etymology and history of first names
http://www.behindthename.com/

Behind the Name
Searchable database featuring the etymology and history of last names
http://surnames.behindthename.com/

A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages
There are 14,189 numbered entries in the main sequence, arranged in alphabetical order under Sanskrit, or recons tructed proto-Indo-Aryan, forms (the latter marked * in accordance with custom). Entries (unnumbered) are also provided under the ‘roots’
familiar in Sanskrit and Indo-Aryan philology, with cross-references to the
words that belong to them.
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/soas/

Focusing on Words
An advanced Latin-Greek-English vocabulary source of etymologies with thematic units of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and vocabulary quizzes.
http://www.wordfocus.com/

Phrase Finder
The meanings and origins of thousands of English phrases and sayings. Also includes a discussion forum to ask a panel questions on the meaning and origin of phrases.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/

 

 

 

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