Etymology Explorer is the word origin app you've been waiting your whole life for!

Features include:
• Visual map of word origins
• Connections between related words (e.g. acrobat and acronym)
• Etymology in full written form
• Definition, transliterations, and audio pronunciations

I would love to hear your feedback on how to improve the app, so please let me know if there are any issues or what features you want next!

Ever wonder if the words album and albino are related? They are! Download the app and you'll find out how.

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What’s New

Version 4.1

New login screen for orienting new users to the app
Optimized and improved visual performance
New account page with more options for managing your account
Improved appearance in landscape mode

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

no_social_life ,

A Great Idea

Hi, so this is a really cool idea, and is pretty dang useful especially during essay writing. The only downside is that they don’t have a lot of words.

For example, I’m writing an essay about the word “petrichor”, a word with Greek origins that describes the smell of rain. It’s a kind of obscure word, but yeah.

If they added more words, this app would totally be the bomb dot com.

Developer Response ,

Hello! So glad that you like the idea and thanks so much for the feedback. We just released a new version yesterday and it includes many more words. For example, petrichor is included! Please feel free to reach out to suggest other words to include.

Buck1734 ,

Doesn’t work

I would love to use this app but it doesn’t allow me to get passed the mandatory setting of notifications. Nice oversight you made a useless app.

Developer Response ,

Hello Buck! I'm so sorry to hear that the app isn't working for you. Is it crashing when you get to the notifications screen? If you don't want to enable notifications, then press "Do not allow" when it requests the permission. If this doesn't resolve your issue please reach out to me at so that I can fix the problem. Again, I'm very sorry that it isn't working for you and would love to work to resolve the issue.

RedThunderLeopard ,

Great Idea!

I love this app and it’s concept. It’s helpful and easy to use. Sure, it isn’t perfect, maybe being able to select between homonyms would be nice, but overall it’s a great app!


Might Could Studios LLC
40.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  3. Premium Annual $19.99


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