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noun (plural etymons or etyma)
  1. The source word of a given word. For example, the Latin candidus (white) is the etymon of the English candid.
Translations: 
  • French: étymon
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (etymon) "the true sense of a word according to its origin", from (etymos) "true, real, actual".


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