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Fun for Friday: The Canons of Etymology

WordsWhen you run across a word that’s really interesting, but you can’t find anything about its etymology, what do you do? Check out these seven canons of etymology for some ideas on how to approach it!

While the internet provides etymologies for plenty of words, sometimes it’s fun to try to sort one out yourself, and these canons can help you apply logic and linguistics to a word to figure it out on your own!

 


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