Type a word in the search bar, then press enter.
You will see a cloud of words.
Explore the different words by clicking on them and on the circles.
Double click on the circle you are interested in.

etytree can visualize the etymological tree of a word, i.e.,
the etymology - or the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning - in the form of a tree,
reconstructing its ancestral form, its cognate words, its derived words, etc.

This first version uses directed graphs instead of trees and extracts and parses data automatically from a dump of the English Wiktionary.

This project is open source (source code javascript, java) and uses d3 and Wiktionary. There is a SPARQL endpoint here. Data is under CC BY-SA.
Anyone can directly contribute or indirectly contribute by improving Etymology sections of words in the English Wiktionary.
If you would like to contribute email esterpantaleo at gmail dot com or contact Wikimedia user Epantaleo. If you spot a bug please open an issue here.

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