It has given us glimpses of the workshop of the archaeologist, the anthropologist, and the etymologist.
Tito told a tale in a jargon which only an etymologist could have sifted into words.
It came to mean "come," says the Chinese etymologist, "because corn comes from heaven."
It is presumed, however, on grounds that satisfy the etymologist.
I will now give a few examples of the way in which the study of semantics helps the etymologist.
No etymologist could have accounted for the name of our nation had he not had recourse to our annals.
The etymologist clears all those fences for you and delivers a word fresh into your hands.
I am not enough of an etymologist to give you the root of the word "noise."
Languages of this latter kind are of subordinate value to the etymologist.
Not one of our greatest explorers has unearthed more splendid palaces, than the etymologist.
late 14c., ethimolegia "facts of the origin and development of a word," from Old French et(h)imologie (14c., Modern French étymologie), from Latin etymologia, from Greek etymologia, properly "study of the true sense (of a word)," from etymon "true sense" (neuter of etymos "true, real, actual," related to eteos "true") + -logia "study of, a speaking of" (see -logy).
In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories. Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium. As a branch of linguistic science, from 1640s. Related: Etymological; etymologically.