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Do questions asking for the origin of a word and the etymology of a word ask different things?

I see in this boards two tags:

What is the difference in meaning between them?

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The Online Dictionary has word origin meaning the original source of a word, and etymology to include that along with the history and historical changes of a word. So word origin is a subset of etymology.

See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/origin, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/etymology

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