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[et-uh-mol-uh-jahyz] /ˌɛt əˈmɒl əˌdʒaɪz/

verb (used with object), etymologized, etymologizing.
to trace the history of (a word).
verb (used without object), etymologized, etymologizing.
to study .
to give or suggest the of words.
to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)

1530s; see etymology + -ize. Related: Etymologized; etymologizing.


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