Etymologies

Some articles on etymologies:

List Of Texas County Seat Name Etymologies
... The following is a list of Texas county seat name etymologies, taken from the Handbook of Texas ... A separate list of Texas county name etymologies, covering Texas counties instead of its county seats, is also available ...
Golden Legend - Fanciful Etymologies
... Jacobus de Voragine's etymologies had different goals from modern etymologies, and cannot be judged by the same standards ... Jacobus de Voragine's etymologies have parallels in Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae, in which linguistically accurate derivations are set out beside allegorical and figurative explanations ...
Chi (mythology) - Word - Etymologies
... Boodberg (1935, 1979165-7) proposed that chi 螭 or 魑 etymologically descends frolm a Sino-Tibetan root *brong-bri "wild oxen", from *brong "wild bull" and *bri or *brien "wild cow" ... He described this root as a "semantic atom, a referential complex with the meaning of 'wild' → 'wild animal' → 'couple'", and applied this etymon to many male and female animal couples, including *lywung < *blwong 龍 "male dragon" and *t'ia 魑 "female dragon" ...
Johannes Goropius Becanus - Legacy
... them Abraham Ortelius and Richard Hakluyt), his etymologies have been considered "linguistic chauvinism," and Leibniz coined the term "goropism" to mean "absurd etymology." Justus Lipsius and Hugo Grotius ... scholar Joseph Scaliger wrote of Goropius's etymologies ... language family, and though replete with eccentric and ridiculous etymologies, nevertheless can be considered a foundation for the field of historical linguistics ...
Shen (clam-monster) - Etymologies
611) provides more refined reconstructions and etymologies shen < *dəns 蜃 "'Clam, oyster' … 'some kind of dragon'." chen < *dən 辰 "The 5th of the Earthly branches ...