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etymologize

Line breaks: ety¦molo|gize
Pronunciation: /ɛtɪˈmɒlədʒʌɪz
 
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(also etymologise)

Definition of etymologize in English:

verb

[with object]
Give or trace the etymology of (a word).
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’.

Origin

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

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