Answered By: Michael Coffta Last Updated: Dec 02, 2015 Views: 57
The origin of a word may be found in the Oxford English Dictionary (or OED) may be found in the Library's Reference Collection (1st floor) at the call number: PE1625 .O87 1989.
You may also use the OED Online.
The study of the origins of words is called etymology. Many sources on the topic may be found at: