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Verb: etymologise  ,e-ti'mó-lu,jIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: etymologize)
  1. Give the etymology, derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    "The linguist probably etymologised the words incorrectly";
    - etymologize
     
  2. (linguistics) construct the history of words
    - etymologize

Derived forms: etymologises, etymologising, etymologised

Type of: construct, derive, educe, reconstruct, retrace