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Etymology Project

**American Heritage Dictionary Online. 4th Edition.**A dictionary available online through references.
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Online)
A dictionary that is available in various print formats on through the Encyclopedia Britannica link.

"Abbreviations." Etymonline
Etymonline provides a list of abbreviations for languages of origin. Example: M.E.=Middle English and O.E.=Old English.

A free online English dictionary with multi-lingual search options and a sound feature for hearing the English pronunciation of a word. The user must scroll down to view the results of a word search which will include the word's definition, part of speech, definition, derivatives and etymology.

Etymonline is a free dictionary of word origins online which focuses on providing what words originally meant. It presents the word when (date) and how (language of origin and part of speech) it first appeared. The book icon next to the word is a direct link to's definition of the word being searched.

This site gives the origins of some 300 words. A good bibliography of resources related to etymology.