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et•y•mon



Pronunciation: (et'u-mon"), [key]
n.,
pl. -mons, -maPronunciation: (-mu). [key]

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 *(e)rd-, which is the etymon of Latin cor, Greek kardía, Russian serdtse, and English heart.

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