Et"y*mon (?), n.; pl. E. Etymons (#), Gr. Etyma (#). [L., fr. Gr. 'e`tymon the true literal sense of a word according to its derivation, an etymon, fr. ? true, real, prob, akin to Skr. sotya, E. sooth. See Sooth.] 1. An original form; primitive word; root.

2. Original or fundamental signification. [R.]

Given as the etymon or genuine sense of the word.