popular etymology

popular etymology
popular etymology

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  • popular etymology — n. FOLK ETYMOLOGY * * * …   Universalium

  • popular etymology — noun : folk etymology * * * ˌpopular etyˈmology 7 [popular etymology] noun = ↑folk etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • popular etymology — noun Same as folk etymology. <!Do not add synonyms, translations, etc put these at folk etymology instead …   Wiktionary

  • popular etymology. — See folk etymology. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • popular etymology. — See folk etymology. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • popular — late 15c., public, from L. popularis belonging to the people, from populus people. Meaning well liked, admired by the people is attested from c.1600. Popular Front coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals is from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • popular — adj. 1 liked or admired by many people or by a specified group (popular teachers; a popular hero). 2 a of or carried on by the general public (popular meetings). b prevalent among the general public (popular discontent). 3 adapted to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • popular — pop•u•lar [[t]ˈpɒp yə lər[/t]] adj. 1) regarded with approval or affection by people in general: a popular preacher[/ex] 2) gov of, pertaining to, or representing the common people or the people as a whole: popular government; popular… …   From formal English to slang

  • Etymology of Kamboja — Kamboja (or Kambuja) is the name of an ancient Indo Iranian tribe whose spoken language belongs in the Indo European family of languages. They are believed to have been located originally in Pamirs and Badakshan in Central Asia. The Sanskrit name …   Wikipedia

  • popular — adjective Etymology: Latin popularis, from populus the people, a people Date: 1548 1. of or relating to the general public 2. suitable to the majority: as a. adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority < a popular… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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