Can someone give an example of a name with a plural etymology?
I can explain this with a make-up name: "Philaloga" (from "phílos" (love) and "aloga" (horses). Can a name be valid if it has a plural etymology? Or, does it need to be singular?
Can a Greek name have a plural etymology?
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
The word 'hovercraft' is singular and plural. 'Hovercrafts' is not used.
By 'plural etymology' do you mean 'made from plural forms of words', or do you mean 'having etymology from diverse sources'? (e.g. Latin and Greek)
- Land-sharkLv 74 weeks ago
Seahorses? From the Greek "Hippocampus".
Etymology deals with the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.
- Karen LLv 74 weeks ago
The etymology of a word is, to quote the dictionary definition, 'the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning'. I don't see how a word could have two origins.