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From Ancient Greek ἔτυμον (étumon, the true sense of a word according to its origin), from ἔτυμος (étumos, true, real, actual).

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The Latin candidus (white) is the etymon of the English candid.

etymon (plural etymons or etyma)

  1. (linguistics, lexicography) The source word, or words, of a given word or expression.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 5:
      The resulting citation collection was databased and coded for meaning, etymon, and date range (earliest and latest occurrence found).

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἔτυμον (étumon).

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etymon n (genitive etymī); second declension

  1. etymon

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Second-declension noun (neuter, Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative etymon etyma
Genitive etymī etymōrum
Dative etymō etymīs
Accusative etymon etyma
Ablative etymō etymīs
Vocative etymon etyma

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