Definition of “etymology” - English Dictionary

“etymology” in British English

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etymologynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌet.ɪˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /ˌet̬.ɪˈmɑː.lə.dʒi/
etymological
adjective uk /ˌet.ɪ.məˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌet̬.ɪ.məˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
etymologically
adverb uk /ˌet.ɪ.məˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌet̬.ɪ.məˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl.i/
etymologist
noun [ C ] uk /ˌet.ɪˈmɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /ˌet̬.ɪˈmɑː.lə.dʒɪst/

(Definition of “etymology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“etymology” in American English

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etymologynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌet̬·əˈmɑl·ə·dʒi/

English the origin and history of a word or words, or the study of word origins

(Definition of “etymology” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)