Usage: etymolo [options] | egrep ....
-w, --word word api ety
-e, --ety ety api ety, string or regex
-h, --help Output usage information
@#etymolo -e "sap?y"
| say (v.),Old English ,secgan, "to utter, inform, speak, tell, relate," from Proto-Germanic ,*sagjanan, (source also of Old Saxon ,seggian, Old Norse ,segja, Danish ,sige, Old Frisian ,sedsa, Middle Dutch ,segghen, Dutch ,zeggen, Old High German ,sagen, German ,sagen, "to say"), from PIE ,*sokwyo-, from root ,*sekw-, (3) "to say, utter" (source also of Hittite ,shakiya-, "to declare," Lithuanian ,sakyti, "to say," Old Church Slavonic ,sociti, "to vindicate, show," Old Irish ,insce, "speech," Old Latin ,inseque, "to tell say").,Past tense ,said, developed from Old English ,segde,.
| Not attested in use with inanimate objects (clocks, signs, etc.) as subjects before 1930.
| ,You said it, "you're right" first recorded 1919。 ,you can say that again, as a phrase expressing agreement is recorded from 1942, American English.
| ,You don't say (so), as an expression of astonishment (often ironic) is first recorded 1779, American English.,say (n.),"what someone says," 1570s, from ,say, (v.).
| Meaning "right or authority to influence a decision" is from 1610s.
| Extended form ,say-so, is first recorded 1630s.
| Compare Old English ,secge, "speech.",Related Entries,gainsay,hearsay,naysayer,said,saw,saying,says,soothsayer,unsaid
@#etymolo -e "svel"
| svelte (adj.),"slender, lithe," 1817, from French ,svelte, "slim, slender" (17c.), from Italian ,svelto, "slim, slender," originally "pulled out, lengthened," past participle of ,svellere, "to pluck or root out," from Vulgar Latin ,*exvellere, from Latin ,ex-, "out" (see ,ex-,) + ,vellere, "to pluck, stretch," from PIE ,*wel-mno-, suffixed form of ,*uelh-, "to strike" (source also of Hittite ,ualh-, "to hit, strike," Greek ,aliskomai, "to be caught").,Related Entries,ex-,convulse,convulsion,convulsive,revulsion,velvet,vulnerable,vulture