Finding a synonym

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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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LowlyPion
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Etymology for your synonym?
 
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Etymology for your synonym?

Yeah, that's the word. Thanks.
 
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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".
 
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"I found a strange bug in my garden. An blank could identify it".

It's a monocle

under 2 min
 
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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.

I'll go with Option B.
 
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lisab
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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".

Entomologist.
 
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Entomologist.


Unamazing Lisa, that took 28 minutes. :smile:
 
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Unamazing Lisa, that took 28 minutes. :smile:

Only because she spent 27 minutes laughing at monocle.
 
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Only because she spent 27 minutes laughing at monocle.

:rofl:
 

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