plural -s

Word History


probably from obsolete etymologe, verb, to derive etymologically (from Greek etymologein, from etymon + -logein to discourse, from logos speech) + -er entry 1

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of etymologer was in 1610

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“Etymologer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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