2009-12-30

terminology

11.30: web.adds/engl/a word for study of sensible terminology:

. instead of the word "(engl),
I was hoping for a replacement that meant
study and design of sensible terminology .

Etymology
. the derivation of a word.
2. an account of the history of a particular word or element of a word.
3. the study of historical linguistic change,
esp. as manifested in individual words.
Origin:

1398, from Gk. etymologia, from etymon "true sense"
(neut. of etymos "true," related to eteos "true")
+ logos "word." In classical times, of meanings; later, of histories.
Latinized by Cicero as veriloquium.
1350Ð1400; ME: L etymologia: Gk etymolog’a,
equiv. to etymol—g(os) studying the true meanings and values of words
(Žtymo(s) true (see etymon ) + l—gos word, reason) + -ia -y 3


lexis:
1955Ð60; : Gk lŽxis speech, diction, word, text,
equiv. to lŽg(ein) to speak, recount
(akin to l—gos account, word, L legere to read;
see logos, lection ) + -sis -sis
the vocabulary of a language, as distinct from its grammar;
the total stock of words and idiomatic combinations of them in a language;
lexicon.

lexigram:
a symbol that represents a word
lexicology:
The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
study of the formation, meaning, and use of words
and of idiomatic combinations of words.

lexicography:
1. the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries.
2. the principles and procedures involved in
writing, editing, or compiling dictionaries.

lexicon (plural: lexica):
a wordbook or dictionary, esp. of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
2. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
3. inventory or record
4. Linguistics.
a. the total inventory of morphemes in a given language.
b. the inventory of base morphemes plus their combinations with derivational morphemes.

lexical:
1. of or pertaining to the words or vocabulary of a language,
esp. as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects.
2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a lexicon.

lexeme:
n. The fundamental unit of the lexicon of a language.
Find, finds, found, and finding are forms of the English lexeme find.