English Etymology Dictionary

English Etymology Dictionary

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-10-15
  • Current Version: 10.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 81.41 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 36 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.  • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever!  • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you. This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search automatically searches for words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.



  • Etymologies

    By GrailMaster
    Love the origin and history of words. This is a great reference source!
  • English Etymology Dictionary

    This companion to the Oxford English Dictionary is an excellent tome on everything I need when I look words up for understanding and/or spelling...I am very pleased to own both of these unmatched books...
  • 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.
  • So convenient for my work as a narrative therapist, interested in how words shape our experiences.

    By Dee Narrer
    I would be even happier with this product if it had even more words or more forms of words.
  • English Etymology

    By Khoijojo43
    Very practical and accurate
  • Technical bug

    By Steve StJohn
    The icon indicates an unread “word of the day” even after I opened and read it.
  • Not include comprehensive vocabulary. Explanations are not detailedly

    By Lyndi520
    Lots of words I cannot find in this dictionary and the explanations for the etyma are not detailed and clear. Not WORTH for 9.99!
  • Very Handy Item

    By Daoud
    Handy to have in one's pocket for those who care about language.
  • Wonderful!

    By Husky86
    This app represents a valuable etymological tool. I highly recommend.
  • Crap

    By Chaustereo
    Piece of crap! Don't buy