etymologize

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verb et·y·mol·o·gize \ˌe-tə-ˈmä-lə-ˌjīz\

Definition of etymologize

etymologized

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etymologizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to discover, formulate, or state an etymology for

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to study or formulate etymologies

1532

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1532

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