Etymology
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etymologize (v.)

1530s (transitive); see etymology + -ize. Compare French étymologiser, from Medieval Latin etymologisare. Intransitive sense from 1650s. Related: Etymologized; etymologizing.

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Definitions of etymologize

etymologize (v.)
give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word);
The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
Synonyms: etymologise
etymologize (v.)
construct the history of words;
Synonyms: etymologise
From wordnet.princeton.edu