This site explores the etymology of first names. It features an introduction to etymology, sources of first names in different cultures, and a message board. It has other information such as the most popular names, logical names for twins, common elements in the naming process, and an option to vote online for your favorite name.
This site features an etymology word game, called Etymologic. In the game you are presented with 10 randomly selected word origin or word definition puzzles to solve. You are given a question and four possible answers. You can play the game as many times as you like, with different questions being generated for each new game.
The occupation with the Etymologie resembles in certain respects the popular question play of the children. Untiringly you can repeat the question: and why...? And each explanation leads to three new being inquiries. Exactly the same it is also with the search for the origin of words. Also there one can ask ever further: and where does this word come?
The terms on this website are taken from Medical Etymology. The History and Derivations of Medical Terms for Studens of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing. By: O.H. Perry Pepper, M.D. Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Roots of English is a free software package developed by Dr. Cotter at Seton Hall University. The software will help you find the Greek and Latin roots of thousands of words in the English language, and the hypertext links make it fast and easy to use. The Dictionary also contains background on the history of English and details on the sources of individual words.
This site is a weekly word-origin webzine featuring weekly word etymologies, a question and answer column, and an option to join a mailing list. The site also contains a bookstore, links page, and access to previous weeks of the webzine.
This site features the etymology of common words and phrases. It also includes a brief history of the English language and a discussion board. The search option allows you to view the words and phrases that are available for each letter of the alphabet.