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Etymology
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Etymology is a branch of linguistics that seeks answers to questions concerning the semantic motivation and original meaning of words, morphemes, word collocations, and phrasemes. It explores the semantic motivation for proper nouns, though these, from the moment of their formation, are no longer…

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Snoj, Marko, “Etymology”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032486>
First published online: 2020



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