According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, etymology is "the of a or word element, including its origins and ." For this assignment, you are required to select one word in the English language, and research its etymology - the how and why of its particular denotation and connotation today. You are required to use 5 sources for your 5 paragraph essay.
This LibGuide will provide you with etymological library and web resources to use for this assignment. Use the tabs above to find useful dictionaries, encyclopedias, articles, databases, and websites that will help you trace the meaning of a word.