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Thomas Johansson  Identity Verified
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May 24, 2006

Hi,

I am looking for good online resources for the etymologies of various languages - ANY languages.

If you know any good resource for a language, it would be great if you could please post the link here.

A very good online etymology resource for English, for instance, is that of http://www.etymonline.com/ .

Best,

Thomas Johansson

[Edited at 2006-05-24 13:45]


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Marcela Mestre  Identity Verified
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one for Spanish May 24, 2006

Try this one:
http://www.elcastellano.org/
There's also the option of subscription to "la palabra del día", i.e. a word a day at your inbox.
Hope it helps.
mm

[Edited at 2006-05-24 13:35]


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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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German May 24, 2006

http://www.etymologie.info/~e/ is a comprehensive German resource.

Steffen


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paolamonaco  Identity Verified
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Italian May 24, 2006

Nice idea!

This is the link to the Italian etymological dictionary by Pianigiani:
www.etimo.it


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Another one for Spanish May 24, 2006

The on-line RAE includes some basic etymological information for each entry.

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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Some more May 30, 2006

just happened to find this:

http://lexilogos.com/etymologie.htm

It's a list of (online) etymologies of various languages, mostly concentrating on French (influence from Arabic etc.).


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Thomas Johansson  Identity Verified
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African, Asian, Oceanian, American-Indian languages ??? May 30, 2006

The resources posted so far are great.

What about non-European languages?

Swahili, Gujarati, Guarani, Aymara, Japanese, Arabic, Yi...

Thomas


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Two more English etymologies May 30, 2006

http://www.wordwizard.com/

http://www.wordorigins.org/homepage.htm#search


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