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etymology
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
the origin & history of a word; or the study of such for all words
  • The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original Laputa, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
    Part 3 -- A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, . (14% in)
  • The word Houyhnhnm, in their tongue, signifies a HORSE, and, in its etymology, the PERFECTION OF NATURE.
    Part 4 -- A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (19% in)

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