Dictionary is a free online dictionary that
describes the origins of English-language words.
2 Reviews and reputation
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Douglas Harper compiled the etymology dictionary to record the history
and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical
terms. The core body of its etymology information stems from Ernest
Weekley's An Etymological
Dictionary of Modern English (1921). Other
sources include the Middle English
Dictionary and the Barnhart
Robert Barnhart and others), although the
sources for each entry are not stated. In producing his large
dictionary, Harper says that he is essentially and for the most part a
compiler, an evaluator of etymology reports which others have made.
Harper works as a Copy editor/Page designer for LNP Media Group.
As of June 2015, there were nearly 50,000 entries in the
Reviews and reputation
Dictionary has been referenced by Oxford
University's "Arts and Humanities Community Resource" catalog as "an
excellent tool for those seeking the origins of words" and cited in
Chicago Tribune as one of the "best resources for finding just the
right word". It is cited in academic work as a useful, though not
definitive, reference for etymology. In addition, it has
also been used as a data source for quantitative scholarly
^ "Alexa Ranking". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
Etymology Dictionary". Ohio University. 2003. Archived from
the original on 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
^ "Home Page". Online
Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved
^ The dictionary's principal sources appear at Sources @ Online
^ a b "Q&A With Douglas Harper: Creator of the Online Etymology
Dictionary - IMSE - Journal". 18 June 2015. Retrieved
^ "Contact Us". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
^ "Online etymology dictionary". Arts and Humanities Community
Resource. Oxford University. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
^ Bierma, Nathan (2007-01-03). "Internet has best resources for
finding just the right word". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved
^ Paluzzi, Alessandro; Fernandez-Miranda, Juan; Torrenti, Matthew;
Gardner, Paul (2012). "Retracing the etymology of terms in
neuroanatomy". Clinical Anatomy. 25: 1005–1014.
^ Hultgren, Anna Kristina (2013). "Lexical borrowing from English into
Danish in the Sciences: An empirical investigation of 'domain loss'".
International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 23: 166–182.
^ Mair, Victor (2015-04-10). "Farsi shekar ast". Language Log.
Mair, Victor (2016-01-28). ""Butterfly" words as a source of
etymological confusion". Language Log. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
^ Lieberman, Erez; Michel, Jean-Baptiste; Jackson, Joe; Tang, Tina;
Nowak, Martin A. (2007). "Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of
language". Nature. 449: 713–716. doi:10.1038/nature06137.
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^ Jatowt, Adam; Duh, Kevin (2014). "A framework for analyzing semantic
change of words across time" (PDF). 2014 IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on
Digital Libraries. doi:10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970173.