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etymon

(pl. etyma)
an earlier form of a word. See also etymology.
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b)--Les significations veritablement homonymiques d'une lexie sont dues soit a l'appartenance de son etymon a plusieurs matrices a la fois, porteuses de differents invariants notionnels, soit a l'attraction paronymique entre bases primitives ou derivees, applicables a plusieurs paradigmes matriciels.
It has also showed that lexemes that share the same etymon, borrowed from one language to another, extend meanings through metonymic and metaphoric shifts.
These points lead us on to the real merits of Puhvel's suggestion that the first element of eldritch is the prefix *alja-, 'foreign, strange; from elsewhere', (17) implying an etymon meaning something along the lines of 'other world'.
lt; EModE /u/ cannot be derived from an etymon with /o/ like MLG * moneke.
La thematique de la tache ainsi que le souligne Hamon est d'ailleurs presente dans la totalite du titre de la serie: avec son etymon /MAK/ renvoyant a la "tache" et son anaphone /MARK/ renvoyant a la "marque", "Macquart" redouble le champ associatif (rouge + sang) du nom Rougon.
The attractions of <hine> as the etymon of <'en> are not inconsiderable.
En revanche, on ne peut rendre compte aisement du type morphologique de cet etymon [?
Most etymologists trace the OE under back to its Indo-European source as */nter/(L inter) and as */ndher/(L infra) > OE under 'under' (Reszkiewicz 1993: 26, see also dictionaries by Partridge 1959; Klein 1967); this etymon was specified as a preposition not a noun.
Janhunen's corpus (1981 : 247), the proto-Uralic etymon *tor?
1480 to support WGmc *xhwindas an etymon for the ~greyhound', rather than linking it to the Slavic tribe of the Wends.
Also in Arabic the name Eiruz occurs as a woman's name (the etymon for turquoise).
The word comes from Malay menteri or its Sanskrit etymon mantri.