etymon
noun (plural etyma; also -mons) Etymology: Latin, from Greek, literal meaning of a word according to its origin, from etymos true; akin to Greek eteos true — more at sooth Date: circa 1576 1. a. an earlier form of a word in the same language or an ancestral language b. a word in a foreign language that is the source of a particular loanword 2. a word or morpheme from which words are formed by composition or derivation

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  • étymon — [ etimɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1892; gr. etumon « sens véritable », d apr. étymologie ♦ Ling. Mot attesté ou reconstitué, qui donne l étymologie d un autre mot. Étymon latin, grec. Étymon français d un dérivé français. ⇒ base, radical. ● étymon nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Etymon — ist ein Begriff der historischen Sprachwissenschaft (Linguistik), der in zwei einander verwandten Bedeutungen verstanden werden kann als: diejenige Wortform (oder Form eines Wortteils), aus der heraus sich spätere sprachliche Ausdrücke entwickelt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Etymon — Et y*mon, n.; pl. E. {Etymons}, Gr. {Etyma}. [L., fr. Gr. e tymon the true literal sense of a word according to its derivation, an etymon, fr. ? true, real, prob, akin to Skr. sotya, E. sooth. See {Sooth}.] 1. An original form; primitive word;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • etymon — [et′ə män΄] n. pl. etymons or etyma [et′əmə] [L < Gr etymon, literal sense of a word, etymology, neut. of etymos, true < IE * seto < base * es , to be > IS1, L sum, est] 1. the earlier form of a word, as at an earlier period in the… …   English World dictionary

  • etymon — (n.) primitive word, 1570s, from Gk. etymon, neuter of etymos true, real, actual, related to eteos true, which is perhaps cognate with Skt. satyah, Goth. sunjis, O.E. soð true …   Etymology dictionary

  • Etymon — (griech., »das Wahre, Echte«), Herleitung und Grundbedeutung eines Wortes …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Étymon — Étymologie Voir « étymologie » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • etymon — /et euh mon /, n., pl. etymons, etyma / meuh/. the linguistic form from which another form is historically derived, as the Latin cor heart, which is the etymon of English cordial, or the Indo European *k(e)rd , which is the etymon of Latin cor,… …   Universalium

  • Etymon — Ety|mon 〈n.; s, ty|ma; Sprachw.〉 frühere, ursprüngl. Form eines Wortes, Stamm , Wurzelwort [zu grch. etymos „wahrhaft“] * * * Ẹty|mon [auch: e:… ], das; s, …ma [griech. étymon, zu: étymos = wahrhaft, wirklich] (Sprachwiss.): die sogenannte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • etymon — et•y•mon [[t]ˈɛt əˌmɒn[/t]] n. pl. mons, ma [[t] mə[/t]] ling. the linguistic form from which another form is historically derived, as the Latin word cor“heart,” which is the etymon of English cordial, or the Indo European base *ḱ(e)rd , which is …   From formal English to slang

  • Etymon — Ety|mon [auch e:...] das; s, ...ma <über lat. etymon aus gr. étymon »die wahre Bedeutung eines Wortes«, eigtl. »das Wahre«, zu gr. étymos »wahrhaft, wirklich«> die sogenannte ursprüngliche Form u. Bedeutung eines Wortes; Wurzelwort,… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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