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has 13 posts and a tag-wiki excerpt explaining when to use it.

tag has 280 posts and a tag-wiki excerpt explaining when to use it.

Do we need the origin tag?

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Technically, etymology is only about the origin of certain words, while origin comprises also the history of, e.g., grammatical features. However, for the latter we usually use , though its tag-wiki excerpt is more restrictive, limiting it only to the history of words.

I thus propose to resolve this situation by:

  • Synonymising to .
  • Retagging the few questions from that are not about etymology to .
  • Making the tag wiki for less narrow, corresponding to its usage.
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