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Making cotton cloth into undergarments has become a manufacture in the unetymological sense of the word.
Luther, however, attempts an unetymological interpretation, guessing at the second half of the word after he removes 'abh which may mean "father" -- dies ist des Landes
Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1 1892-1972 1942
One of our readers (she is in her seventies) still laments the use of impregnable at all because of the presence of the unetymological
-- doesn't bother with the traditional and usually unetymological syllable breaks.
Read Mark's post for explanation of the history of the unetymological "abhominable"; he ends by saying "In any case, this passage is the earliest example of linguistic peeving that I can think of.