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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.
The etymology of butterfly, moth and caterpillar in several languages.
World Wide Words
More than 400 pages on the history, origins, evolution and idiosyncrasies of English. New words and words in the news regularly featured.
Occultopedia: Encyclopedia of Occult Sciences and Knowledge
A Treasury of Occultism, Mysticism, Supernatural, Magic, Demonology, Mythology, Psychic Powers, Witchcraft, Metaphysics, Spiritism and Pseudoscience.