Visual Encyclopedia

Etymology

Etymology (/ˌɛt.ɪˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/) is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By extension, the term "the etymology (of a word)" means the origin of the particular word.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required

or

Processing...

Cancel

Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .

Ad

In 800 A.D. the Vikings went to Britain bringing the word "oge" (pronounced ow-way) meaning fearful. When the Vikings left, Britain kept the word changing the pronunciation to "awe". The word "awe" brought two words with it, "Awesome" and "Awful". For many years the two words had the same meaning. In the 1800's Awesome branched off of awful and became its own word with its own meaning which now it has a good meaning.

Contributed by Candace M. Sharp

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.