the linguistic form from which another form is historically derived, as the Latin cor “heart,” which is the etymon of English cordial, or the Indo-European *ḱ ( e ) rd-, which is the etymon of Latin cor, Greek kardía, Russian serdtse, and English heart.
Origin: 1560–70; < Latin: the origin of a word < Greekétymon the essential meaning of a word seen in its origin or traced to its grammatical parts (neuter of étymos true, actual, real)
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.