Et"y*mon (?), n.; pl. E. Etymons (#), Gr. Etyma (#). [L., fr. Gr. ετυμον the true literal sense of a word according to its derivation, an etymon, fr. true, real, prob, akin to Skr. sotya, E. sooth. See Sooth.]

1. An original form; primitive word; root.

2. Original or fundamental signification.

[R.]

Given as the etymon or genuine sense of the word. Coleridge.

 

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