[ et-uh-mol-uh-jahyz ]
/ ˌɛt əˈmɒl əˌdʒaɪz /
verb (used with object), et·y·mol·o·gized, et·y·mol·o·giz·ing.
to trace the history of (a word).
verb (used without object), et·y·mol·o·gized, et·y·mol·o·giz·ing.
to study etymology.
to give or suggest the etymology of words.
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Also especially British, et·y·mol·o·gise .
Origin of etymologize
OTHER WORDS FROM etymologizeet·y·mol·o·giz·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for etymologize
/ (ˌɛtɪˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz) /
to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)
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