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Old December 06, 2014, 08:05 PM
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Etymology of spanish words

Is there a proper place on the internet where I can find spanish etymology with english explanations?

I've been putting connections together, but I can't seem to find whether or not I'm correct with my assumptions about particular words. Like the word "adiós", does it come from a root of "a Dios"(To god)? Or is this just a coincidence that I've located?

Help is appreciated.
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You can find word origin via RAE (Royal Spanish Academy) Tomísimos dictionary has a link to it if ever you want to delve more deeply into word meanings and etymology.
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Yes, Muammar. "Adiós" comes from "A Dios"...

As poli notes already, you can find it in DRAE
http://lema.rae.es/drae/

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I use http://www.myetymology.com a lot. When I'm trying to think of ways to memorize a new word, it's often helpful to take a look at the etymology.
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