Etymology Corner

Language is a big, beautiful web of understanding and misunderstanding. Throughout time, mankind has used it to give shape to thought.  To adore and to oppress. As Pearl Buck once said, "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday," and so that is what I aim to do.

On this page you will find the etymologies of words that strike my own personal fancy. For those of you who may not know, "etymology" is simply the study of the origin of words and how they have evolved over time and across languages to take on different and nuanced meanings.  I tend to use Online Etymological Dictionary as a source for much of my information.

If you would like to recommend a word for me to post here, please hit me up in the comments section.