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Etymology - the history of a particular word or element of a word. [Wikipedia]

Online Etymological Dictionary
History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical terms

Behind the Name
The etymology and history of first names

Behind the Name
Searchable database featuring the etymology and history of last names

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.

Focusing on Words
An advanced Latin-Greek-English vocabulary source of etymologies with thematic units of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and vocabulary quizzes.

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.




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