etymologize

etymologize

[et-uh-mol-uh-jahyz]
verb (used with object), etymologized, etymologizing.
1.
to trace the history of (a word).
verb (used without object), etymologized, etymologizing.
2.
to study etymology.
3.
to give or suggest the etymology of words.
Also, especially British, etymologise.


Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin etymologizāre. See etymology, -ize

etymologizable, adjective
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etymologize or etymologise (ˌɛtɪˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz)
 
vb
to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)
 
etymologise or etymologise
 
vb

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