Looking for: French etymology online resource
Thread poster: Bianca AH
Bianca AH  Identity Verified
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Sep 30, 2005

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a good online resource for the etymology of French words. I know that Le Petit Robert provides the etymology for each entry, and sadly what I have, Larousse, does not! I need to provide the etymologie for French photography terms. So far what I've found is insufficient and user-unfriendly.

Thanks!
Bianca

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lenkl
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Trésor de la langue française Oct 2, 2005

The best source on the Web that I know of for general vocabulary is the TLF, at
http://atilf.atilf.fr/tlf.htm.
You find some etymology under the heaading Etymol, et Hist. toward the bottom of the definitions.
Good luck.


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Bianca AH  Identity Verified
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Great! Oct 2, 2005

Thank, Lenkl! I've just tried out the site - definitely a gem worthy of my favourites list ;o)

Kind regards,
Bianca


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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No dot! Oct 6, 2005



It's really a great site, thanks for sharing! When clicking on the link, though, take care not to copy the dot at the end, otherwise you will get that famous "Not available"...

Charlotte


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Paul VALET  Identity Verified
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Quite good Oct 7, 2005

lenkl wrote:

The best source on the Web that I know of for general vocabulary is the TLF, at
http://atilf.atilf.fr/tlf.htm.
You find some etymology under the heaading Etymol, et Hist. toward the bottom of the definitions.
Good luck.


It is a good source. It is even better if you buy it and have it on your PC, for the various functions added.

Regards,

Paul


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