Sentence Examples


  • The process of etymological change, as given by Steinthal, was this.
  • Pughe, Grammar and Dictionary 2 (1832), vitiated by absurd etymological theories; J.
  • On the name " Canaan " Winckler remarks, 4 " There is at present no prospect of an etymological explanation."
  • It is clear that in the original form of the tradition the name of the foundling was Scyld or Sceldwea, and that his cognomen'Scefing (derived from sceaf, a sheaf) was misinterpreted as a patronymic. Sceaf, therefore, is no genuine personage of tradition, but merely an etymological figment.
  • If we insist upon the literal and etymological meaning of the word, the Renaissance was a re-birth; and it is needful to inquire of what it was the re-birth.
 

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