What is the etymology of butterfly?
Some claim that the butterfly had originally been named as flutterby or even that Shakespeare was responsible for changing the name. The truth is that the word butterfly really means butter-fly: a fly (or flying animal) that was supposed to like butter or whose excrements resemble butter. The link with dairy products is not only evident in English: the German name "Schmetterling" is derived from "Schmetten", the word for "cream" in some German dialects.
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Etymology is the study of words and their origins and development. The study of the origin of words. apex The official definition of the word etymology is "the study of theor…igin of words and the way in which their meanings have changedthroughout history."
Etymology of Intelligence . From the on-line etymology dictionary: intelligence 1390, "faculty of understanding," from O.Fr. intelligence (12c.), from L. intelligentia "und…erstanding," from intelligentem (nom. intelligens) "discerning," prp. of intelligere "to understand, comprehend," from inter- "between" + legere "choose, pick out, read" (see lecture). Meaning superior understanding, sagacity" is from c.1430. Sense of "information, news" first recorded c.1450, especially "secret information from spies" (1587). Intelligent is a 1509 back-formation; Intelligentsia "the intellectual class collectively" is 1907, from Rus. intelligyentsia, from Latin. Intelligence quotient first recorded 1922 (see I.Q.). http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=intelligence&searchmode=none
Chambers gives definition of "etymology" as: the science or investigation of the derivation and original signification of words. So "etymologically" is an adverb meaning that …word(s) are being used in their original sense, rather than what they may have come to mean in more recent times. A good example is "presently", which used to be used (by Shakespeare for example) to mean "at present", whereas now it usually means "in a little while".
Hyperbole is Greek word meaning " throwing beyond" or "over-shooting" hence "overstating."
The etymology of etymology is from the greek etumologia which means "true sense of a word"
Comes from Greek, Entomon means insect, and Logia means the study of....
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It is the known history of it's usage and evolution.the meaning and the marathi word for etymology is,VYUTPATTI [shastra].
From Italy - a style of writing derived from Roman, but different from N.European uncials and texts.
The word itself derives from Hebrew "yisra'el", meaning he that strives with God. Please see the related link below:
The origin of a word, the study of historical linguistic change,studing the transfer of words from one language to another. Gromthe Greek word Etymon meaning true sense.
from Answers.com Dictionary : neur- or neuro - pref. . Nerve: neuroblast. . Neural: neuropathology. [Greek, sinew, string, from neuron .]
The word 'cookie' comes from the Dutch koekje , meaning 'little cake', originally from M.Du, koke (cake). The term is first recorded in American English in 1703.
The word whiskey is of Gaelic origin. It derived from the Gaelicword whisky which means water of life.
It is from Anglo-Norman French 'genterie', based on 'gentil' (gentle).
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