etymological dictionary

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Noun1.etymological dictionary - a dictionary giving the historical origins of each word
dictionary, lexicon - a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
etymologisches Wörterbuch
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The Online Etymology Dictionary explains that 'bless' comes from an Old English word and older Germanic languages with meanings of 'consecration' and 'making holy.
According to English Etymology Dictionary (2016), the meaning of Old English word hund (originally a dog) had narrowed to a dog used for hunting in circa 12th century AD.
Checking relied primarily on Wikipedia and the Online Etymology Dictionary (etymonline.
a shutting up, coninement'" Source: Online Etymology Dictionary.
According to an etymology dictionary, "pesto" got its name from pestato, the past participle of the Latin verb pestare, which means "to pound" or "to crush"--a reference to the crushed herbs in the sauce.
But slackers have always existed, and the word "slacker" dates back to the 19th century, according to Online Etymology Dictionary (www.