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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 et·y·mol·o·gy /-ʤi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Et·y·mol·o·gy n.; pl. Etymologies
 1. That branch of philological science which treats of the history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive significance, and changes of form and meaning.
 2. That part of grammar which relates to the changes in the form of the words in a language; inflection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a history of a word
      2: the study of the sources and development of words