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Finding a synonym

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1
    I'm looking for a word that I think I heard somewhere before, and would like to use it, but for the life of me can't remember what it was exactly.

    It sounds similar to "epistemology" but epistemology is just a branch of philosophy.

    The word that I'm looking for is used to find background information, or the origin of something.

    For example

    What is the blank of your name.

    I ran through a few thesauruses, but so far no luck. So just curious if you guys are familiar with this.
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2009 #2

    LowlyPion

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    Etymology for your synonym?
     
  4. Jan 7, 2009 #3
    Yeah, that's the word. Thanks.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2009 #4
    2 minutes, to find the link between "epistemology" and "etymology". Either you guys set that up in advance, or PF is really full of amazing people.

    So, I needed a word too. It goes like :
    "I found a strange bug in my garden. An blank could identify it".
     
  6. Jan 7, 2009 #5
    It's a monocle

    under 2 min
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 #6

    LowlyPion

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    I'll go with Option B.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 #7

    lisab

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    Entomologist.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 #8
    Congratulations lisab !
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 #9

    Unamazing Lisa, that took 28 minutes. :smile:
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 #10

    BobG

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    Only because she spent 27 minutes laughing at monocle.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2009 #11

    lisab

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    :rofl:
     
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