How To Use Etymologist In A Sentence

  • Napoleon's example of taking antiquaries, etymologists, epigraphists and naturalists with him to Egypt conferred a cultural dimension to post-Napoleonic French colonialism which had not been there before.
  • I believe, in contradiction to most etymologists, that the Egyptian scarab, chepera, is our word chafer, French cafard, and possibly Italian scarafaggio. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 3
  • Google agrees, an etymologist is an expert in language, which is kind of ironic. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • While virtually every dictionary describes the origins of ‘bamboozle’ as shrouded in obscurity, a few etymologists maintain its nautical pedigree.
  • Interesting also, that Ehrlich was not an economist, agronomist or even demographer but rather an etymologist, an expert in insect biology. A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say
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  • The Greek Xu-w, which etymologists justly connect with our loose, loosen, may possibly be the base of the word.
  • Satisfactorily to explain the derivation of the English word "amulet" has taxed the ingenuity of etymologists, and its origin is admittedly obscure. Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery
  • We'll leave it up to France's budding etymologist to decide whether his maneuvering should be labeled "invertebrate" or "spineless. Europe's Retreat
  • Webster gives several definitions of Gall; but the good old etymologist was gathered to his fathers long before the word attained its full development and assumed an honored place in the slang vernacular of the day. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12
  • And this is where the rules etymologists follow get rather complicated.
  • Breaking from TheGreenGrok formula of sharp, cutting-edge pieces on the environment, let's discuss words -- let us surreptitiously slip into the world of the etymologist for a few minutes. Bill Chameides: On Words: 'Global Warming' Meets Astrology
  • It is a sort of derivative which disarranges and disconcerts the whole science of etymologists. Les Miserables
  • Anyway, bemused etymologists eventually tracked down the source of this confusion.
  • I would have solved the problem by demonstrating that the use of the term “etymologist” was intentional, as follows: Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • An etymologist has now found that use of the term ‘software’ to describe computer programs dates back to 1958 and first appeared in a mathematics journal.
  • Some etymologists believe the term cakewalk and piece of cake and takes the cake came about when contest winners in rural areas of the United States were given cakes as prizes, for just about any competition. Let Me Eat Cake
  • Any etymologist will tell you "threepeat" isn't a word. Home RSS
  • The verb mṛṇā́ti 'crushes, grinds' is always available to the Sanskrit etymologist but a verb root paralleling Greek marmáirein 'to shine' is absent. Rubbing away the shine (2)
  • Hmmm, if your editor cant differentiate between entomologist and etymologist then I think you need to scale his powers back a bit. Cheeseburger Gothic » Snip snip.
  • Napoleon's example of taking antiquaries, etymologists, epigraphists and naturalists with him to Egypt conferred a cultural dimension to post-Napoleonic French colonialism which had not been there before.
  • Etruscan, Lemnian, Minoan, etc. and with some even denying that such a group exists, etymologists don't seem to be getting very far here. The hidden face
  • Thorne cites several theories which have been advanced by etymologists and cookery writers, none of which is particularly plausible.
  • I guess that's just another example of the wild and unpredictable world of the etymologist. Bill Chameides: On Words: 'Global Warming' Meets Astrology
  • BRICK (derived according to some etymologists from the Teutonic _bricke_, a disk or plate; but more authoritatively, through the French _brique_, originally a "broken piece," applied especially to bread, and so to clay, from the Teutonic _brikan_, to break), a kind of artificial stone generally made of burnt clay, and largely used as a building material. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • Etymologists are uncertain about exactly when the word hippie came into existence, although it is clearly a variation of the term hipster, which had been in use during the forties, in reference to devotees of jazz music. The Typewriter Is Holy

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