English Etymology Dictionary

English Etymology Dictionary

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-10-15
  • Current Version: 10.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 85.68 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 95 Ratings


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of information about the English language and its history. Find out where the words "bungalow" and "assassin" came from, what nice meant in the Middle Ages and much more. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – the colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - with a new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches - you can now get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak with Talk & Translate – use this speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the functional, clean and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry using your speech.  • Automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ that corrects word spelling and a ‘Wild card’ that allows you to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?' when you don’t know how it`s spelled. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies, this dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.



  • Etymology

    By EleanoreL
    So helpful!
  • What did I pay for?

    By Side Walk Slim
    What did I pay for? The online etymology dictionary is much better and comprehensive and it's free. This doesn't tell you the origin of words.
  • You’ve given me noggin days

    By AnyaArisohn
    For days
  • Where you want your roots to show

    By Russell Sveda
    Knowing the roots of a word helps with understanding nuances of meaning and spelling. No dictionary is better at this than the OED.
  • Raining

    By Madonna Aloof
    Very difficult to use
  • Very unsatisfactory.

    By Hogaku Dainen
    Very unsatisfactory. Minimal information.Too small a collection of words. No examples. Should have short articles discussing changes through time and examples of word usage. Most any standard dictionary gives more info than this, so called "English Etymology."
  • English Etymology

    By Khoijojo43
    Very practical and accurate
  • Not much detail / way too concise.

    By wkumari
    Basically just word root, no interesting details. Seems like they just took a dictionary and removed the definition part, leaving just the etymology. Wictionary.org is much much better.
  • Not the OED of Etymology.

    By SalemWitch
    I don’t know what this is but it is not the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. I accessed that wonderful tome once and the entries were far, far longer. I don’t what this abridged claptrap is but it’s completely useless.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Etymology

    By NigeWatt
    Very disappointing. Multiple words (which are in Webster’s) are not even included in this dictionary and detailed etymology usually incomplete or inadequate.