A good etymology dictionary /resource...?

French
Hi All,

Can you suggest a good etymology resource (dictionary) which would not only explain the source of a word but also European words possibly deriving from a specific Greek word.

For example: αιτία = cause, reason ------> etiology (the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition.)

Thanks in advance!
 
  • Acestor

    Senior Member
    Greek
    The best Greek etymology dictionary is this one:
    ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΛΕΞΙΚΟ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ
    Ετυμολογικό Λεξικό τής Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας. - Γνωστά Έργα - Γεώργιος Μπαμπινιώτης

    However, none of the (few) etymology dictionaries include an extensive list of English words with Greek roots.
    A comprehensive dictionary of those words is actually at least twice the size of the etymology dictionary. :)
    Το λεξικό "Η Οικουμενική Διάσταση της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας"

    However, there's a shorter edition:
    Το λεξικό "Οι Ελληνικές Λέξεις στην Αγγλική Γλώσσα"

    There are a number of book on Greek words used in the formation of English words.
     
    French
    The best Greek etymology dictionary is this one:
    ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ ΛΕΞΙΚΟ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ
    Ετυμολογικό Λεξικό τής Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας. - Γνωστά Έργα - Γεώργιος Μπαμπινιώτης

    However, none of the (few) etymology dictionaries include an extensive list of English words with Greek roots.
    A comprehensive dictionary of those words is actually at least twice the size of the etymology dictionary. :)
    Το λεξικό "Η Οικουμενική Διάσταση της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας"

    However, there's a shorter edition:
    Το λεξικό "Οι Ελληνικές Λέξεις στην Αγγλική Γλώσσα"

    There are a number of book on Greek words used in the formation of English words.

    Many thanks!!
     
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