English Etymology Instant Answer

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How about instant answer results using etymonline.com to provide a brief etymology of an English word. The user could type in simply "etymology of ____________" and the answer from etymonline would be displayed. I tried it, and it doesn't appear as if DuckDuckGo has this yet. I know I personally would use it all the time and it would be handy to have it so easily accessible.
Etymonline.com is the best source that I am aware of.
• posted 4 years and 11 months ago Needs a Developer

The English Language StackExchange currently serves this (sort of) but could use a major overhaul:


Anyone out there have experience here? Which source is better for this type of info?
posted by zac Staff4 years and 11 months ago Link
I think this could be easily set up as !bang instead. I suggested one:

!etymonline <word>

Hopefully it will be added shortly.
posted by TV 4 years and 11 months ago Link