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Etymological definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ETYMOLOG'ICAL,a. [See Etymology.] Pertaining to etymology or the derivation of words; according to or by means of etymology.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: based on or belonging to etymology; "I merely drew an etymological distinction"

Merriam Webster's

adjective see etymology

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Etymological Et`y*mo*log"ic*al (-m[-o]*l[o^]j"[i^]*kal), a. [L. etymologicus, Gr. 'etymologiko`s: cf. F. ['e]tymologique. See Etymology.] Pertaining to etymology, or the derivation of words. -- Et`y*mo*log"ic*al*ly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Etymological means concerned with or relating to etymology. (FORMAL) 'Gratification' and 'gratitude' have the same etymological root. ADJ: usu ADJ n




 


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