Evolution of words

Does anyone know of a good study that traces how word meanings evolve with time? For example, the word symbol has drastically changed in meaning.

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Re: Evolution of words

James Barr’s "Semantics of Biblical Language" is a classic book on the subject of how the meaning of words is determined—particularly across the two testaments—and the dangers of placing too much value on etymology. A more recent work is Moises Silva's (I forget the title at the moment).


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Re: Evolution of words

The closest thing I could find Is a etymology dictionary you can find several different ones on google books for different lnguages
and here is one online
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