entomology / etymology

entomology / etymology
   Entomology refers to the study of insects: Donald couldn't be afraid of bugs if he wanted to get a degree in entomology.
   Etymology is the study of the history of words and where they come from: The etymology of mortify goes back to Latin mortuus "dead".

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  • entomology / etymology —    Entomology refers to the study of insects: Donald couldn t be afraid of bugs if he wanted to get a degree in entomology.    Etymology is the study of the history of words and where they come from: The etymology of mortify goes back to Latin… …   Confused words

  • entomology — 1766, from Fr. entomologie (1764), coined from Gk. entomon insect + logia study of (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). Entomon is neut. of entomos having a notch or cut (at the waist), from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + …   Etymology dictionary

  • Etymology — Etymologies redirects here. For the encyclopedia, see Etymologiae. For the Elvish dictionary, see The Etymologies (Tolkien). Not to be confused with Entomology or Etiology. For help writing an etymology on Wikipedia, see Template:Etymology …   Wikipedia

  • entomology — noun Etymology: French entomologie, from Greek entomon insect (from neuter of entomos cut up, from en + temnein to cut) + French logie logy more at tome Date: 1766 a branch of zoology that deals with insects • entomological adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • entomology — en•to•mol•o•gy [[t]ˌɛn təˈmɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. ent the branch of zoology dealing with insects • Etymology: 1760–70 en to•mo•log′i•cal məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl en to•mo•log′ic, adj. en to•mo•log′i•cal•ly, adv. en to•mol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • entomology — n. the study of the forms and behaviour of insects. Derivatives: entomological adj. entomologist n. Etymology: F entomologie or mod.L entomologia (as ENTOMO , LOGY) …   Useful english dictionary

  • entomologist — (n.) 1771; see ENTOMOLOGY (Cf. entomology) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • insect — (n.) c.1600, from L. (animal) insectum (animal) with a notched or divided body, lit. cut into, from neuter pp. of insectare to cut into, to cut up, from in into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + secare to cut (see SECTION (Cf. section)). Pliny s loan… …   Etymology dictionary

  • boll — O.E. bolla bowl, cup, pot, merged with M.Du. bolle round object, borrowed 13c., both from P.Gmc. *bul , from PIE *bhel (2) to blow, inflate, swell (see BOLE (Cf. bole)). Influenced in meaning by L. bulla bubble, ball, ultimately from the same PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ant — For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). Ants Temporal range: 130–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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