Answered By: Michael Coffta
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020     Views: 117

The origin of a word can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary (or OED) which is located in the library's Reference Collection (2nd 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:

English language--Etymology

 

 

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