Definition of etymologize in English:


Syllabification: et·y·mol·o·gize
Pronunciation: /ˌetəˈmäləˌjīz


[with object] (usually be etymologized)
  • Give or trace the etymology of (a word).
    More example sentences
    • All these words are etymologized on the basis of Türkic language.
    • The problem with these etymologized words is that they seem to make sense yet one is easily misled.
    • The word is etymologised from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘bright stone’.


mid 16th century: from medieval Latin etymologizare, from Latin etymologia (see etymology).

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