You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘West Germanic’ tag.

Poetic name for an ant. Old English “emete” < West Germanic “*amaitjo” < “a”=off + “maitan”=to cut. ” Lit. “cutter off.

Small social insect,often with a sting. Old English “emete” < West Germanic “*amaitjo” < “a”=off + “maitan”=to cut. ” Lit. “cutter off

Using the site

Use the Search box below to look for a specific word. Use the A-Z tab to browse pages of words.
Follow Tweetionary: An Etymology Dictionary on WordPress.com

Gravatar