Definition of etymologically in US English:



  • See etymological

    • ‘'Prole' is etymologically derived from 'proletariat'.’
    • ‘All Sign Languages are different, but such are the natural roots of many signs, in mime, or representation, that languages that are geographically and etymologically unrelated often have vocabularies which overlap.’
    • ‘In this use, they have retained an original and etymologically correct meaning.’
    • ‘There is sometimes an alternation between f and v in grammatically or etymologically related words.’
    • ‘The author declares with aplomb that etymologically speaking the word is entirely incorrect.’