posted by lizbeth .
we have to find out meaning of words, e.g. english word - sherbet, language of origin - arabic, old word - sharabat, old meaning - drink. please could someone tell me a website that gives language of origin, old word and old meaning. I have tried a couple of online dictionaries but they don't give origin, old word and meaning. thanks
Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "Sherbert 'word origin'" to get these possible sources:
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
What you are looking for is "etymology".
Here is an excellent site.
You can find other sites here.
Answers.com is an excellent place to go for these kinds of things, too.
Many thanks, I will try these websites.