etymologize


et·y·mol·o·gize

verb \-ˌjīz\
et·y·mol·o·gizedet·y·mol·o·giz·ing

Definition of ETYMOLOGIZE

transitive verb
:  to discover, formulate, or state an etymology for
intransitive verb
:  to study or formulate etymologies

First Known Use of ETYMOLOGIZE

circa 1530

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