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Etymon

 

a form or meaning from which a word in a modern language is derived. For example, the Russian verb vnushat’ (“to inspire”) is derived from two etymons: the preposition V ъ n (“in”) and the noun ukho (“ear”). Etymons are identified through scientific etymological research. The establishment of etymons plays an important role in the study of problems in such areas as ethnogeny, ancient substrata, the historical development of language, and relationships between languages.

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As mentioned above, Bohas and Dat assume that a third phoneme was added to the biconsonantal etymon in order to assimilate the etymon to the triconsonantal structure of Semitic morphology.
In other words, Bohas's etymon should be experimentally verifiable.
Furthermore, since the matrix and etymon are not linear, they argue against the commonly assumed linearity of the linguistic sign (p.
The word comes from Malay menteri or its Sanskrit etymon mantri.
Before 1600 only 6 borrowings are documented: namely galingale, japan, li (1), litchi, typhoon and Tangut; in 17th century: 31 items, followed by 44 tokens between 1700-1800; the next century, 1800-1900, shows 112, while in the last century 152 loanwords are displayed from 1900 to 1992, which shows the last year when a Chinese etymon was registered for the first time in the OED.
Tappolet (1895), Merlo (1904), Zauner (1902), and many others defined "lexical change" as the result of one of the processes under (3), whereas the changes under (2) were merely seen as irregular developments of the same etymon, or lexical item, but not as a lexical, or "lexemic," change.