I'm currently using Online Etymology Dictionary, it mostly tells me how the word evolve from its ancient form to how it looks in modern times rather than tells me other words stemming from the same origin/root.

Is there a site that can show you words base on the same origin or root of whatever word you enter?

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    The AHD Indo-European roots appendix gives a selection of words that are derived from the same base. But it's just indo-european rroots. I think there is another (smaller) appendix for semitic roots.
    – Mitch
    Dec 19, 2016 at 16:14
  • This is a request for resources, which belong on [meta]. Dec 19, 2016 at 16:17
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    @BladorthinTheGrey That is very much under debate. Dec 20, 2016 at 13:16
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    @curiousdannii I know, however, for now, the policy is move to meta. Dec 20, 2016 at 17:05

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Dictionary.com gives all words from the root -- as well as nearby words / related searches. It also has a History and Origin section for entries.

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