etymology – étymologie
Let's Define It!
What's an *etymology*?
Etymology has two possible meanings, the first of which relates to the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
The second definition of étymologie relates to the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Let's look at the etymology of the word "ami".
It derives from the latin amicus whose original meaning was amant, maîtresse, (from the the verb amare).