Sentence Examples


  • The process of etymological change, as given by Steinthal, was this.
  • Skeat (Etymological Dictionary), is as follows: " A coined word; made from French sus, Latin susum or sursum, above, in the same way as sovereign is made from Latin super; it corresponds to a Low Latin type suseranus."
  • On the name " Canaan " Winckler remarks, 4 " There is at present no prospect of an etymological explanation."
  • Form Lampetra, which occurs in ichthyological works of the middle ages; the derivation from lambere petras, to lick stones, is a specimen of etymological ingenuity.
  • In fact the first introduction of Christianity and the success of all missionary enterprise involve freethinking (in its etymological sense) on the part of those converted.