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Day: March 2, 2016

What is the etymology of the word “egotism”?

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Posted in categories: English, Linguistics

ego + ism is just about the complete story, but not quite. ego + ism = egoism. In fact, when French coined the word in 1755 (Online Etymology Dictionary ), they coined it as égoisme; and when Greek took the word in from French, they kept it as εγωισμός. But someone somewhere early on found […]

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