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Etymology Dictionaries

  • Clich├ęs and Expression Origins

    Comprehensive presentation on the history of English language's words, expressions, and truisms.

  • Etymologically Speaking

    List of information on word origins encompassing the English, French, and German languages.

  • Mootgame

    Board game presents questions on etymology, semantics, and grammar.


    Etymology dictionary covering multiple languages, mostly European. Presents the relationship of certain words to other words in the same or in another language.

  • Names

    Provides the meanings and origins of names.

  • Nautical Expressions in the Vernacular

    Traces the nautical origins of a variety of everyday English expressions.

  • Online Etymology Dictionary

    Searchable resource for information on what and how today's words meant and sounded in the past.

  • PrefixSuffix

    Lays out a chart of Latin, Greek, and root words that make up most of the words in the English vocabulary.

  • Verbivore

    Richard Lederer, a linguistic author, presents his various works that explore etymology and terminology usage this website.

  • Word Focus

    Library of information on words derived from the Latin and Greek languages. With a directory of word resources.

  • Word Origins

    Explore the history and emergence of several words in today's language. Learn about the proper usage as well.

  • Word Quests for Word Seekers

    Web-based resource for information on English words derived from Latin and Greek.

  • Word Sources

    Peruse through this dictionary of English words listed in thematic units.

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