etytree
A graphical and multilingual etymology dictionary based on Wiktionary

What is etymology?

Etymology is the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.





Etytree is the first graphical and multilingual etymology dictionary.
With etytree you can visualize the steps that led to the formation of a word as we know it, and
discover words that share one or more ancestors with that word in the same or in a different language.


Use etytree to discover how English tear and Italian lacrima (which means tear) share a common ancestor.
Can you find it?


animated gif of how to explore the etymology of English tear using etytree



Data is extracted from Wiktionary1 using a free context grammar2.

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1. Data extraction is performed at each new release of a Wiktionary dump.
2. The code used to extract the database is available on bitbucket