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Online Etymology Dictionary
History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical terms.
An A to Z list of the origins and meanings of English phrases and sayings with bibliography of etymological reference works.
Behind the Name
The etymology and history of first names.
Oxford English Dictionary : Daily Word
Features a daily word with its meaning, pronunciation, spelling, etymology, and date chart.
Dutch, English, French, German, Swedish. Catharpins, horse, mizzen, peert, ropes, whelps.
Chinese Characters: Genealogy and Dictionary
Etymological Chinese-English dictionary that uses 'genealogical charts' to show the connections between characters. Includes a FAQ and search capabilities.
Dave Wilton's Etymology Page
Devoted to etymology of common words and slang phrases.
A list of some curious word origins.
Online version of the Altaic Etymological Dictionary by S. Starostin, A. Dybo and O. Mudrak.
The brain-twisting etymology game.
Roots of English
An etymological dictionary you can download by Prof. Eugene Cotter, Seton Hall University.
Books about Etymology
Recommended by fun-with-words.com.
What's The Meaning of This?
The origins of quirky English words and phrases like 'In like Flynn' and 'blackmail'.
A collection of multi-cultural and unusual names; a source for the soon-to-be/new parent, writer, fellow name-enthusiast, amateur etymologist or curiosity-seeker.
The etymology of butterfly, moth and caterpillar in several languages.