The word origin is from the French word essarter meaning to remove or grub out woodland.
The chief virtue of the book is that it presents a great deal of information about word origins in highly readable form.
Perhaps the most significant fact about Engels's book is that the word 'origin' is in the singular.
The word origin is unknown and has no cognates in other European languages.
Some of the Western scholars take a narrow view of the word "origin" and question the ancient origins.
Guess-work on word origins is not and probably cannot be science, since the matter is not involved with well-established general theories.
Levin is surname with several word origins.
I'm not averse to experimenting with word origins and syntax.
Many dictionaries of word origins list these words as synonyms or as words with very similar meanings.
These are cases where speakers deduce an incorrect word origin.