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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etymon  \Et"y*mon\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Etymons},  Gr  {Etyma}.  [L.,  fr 
  Gr  'e`tymon  the  true  literal  sense  of  a  word  according  to 
  its  derivation,  an  etymon,  fr  ?  true,  real,  prob,  akin  to 
  Skr.  sotya,  E.  sooth.  See  {Sooth}.] 
  1.  An  original  form  primitive  word  root. 
 
  2.  Original  or  fundamental  signification.  [R.] 
 
  Given  as  the  etymon  or  genuine  sense  of  the  word 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  etymon 
  n  :  a  word  form  from  which  other  words  are  derived 




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