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Etymologize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ETYMOL'OGIZE, v.i. To search into the origin of words; to deduce words from their simple roots.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word); "The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly"; "Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing" [syn: etymologize, etymologise]
2: construct the history of words [syn: etymologize, etymologise]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: circa 1530 transitive verb to discover, formulate, or state an etymology for intransitive verb to study or formulate etymologies

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (also -ise) 1 tr. give or trace the etymology of. 2 intr. study etymology. Etymology: med.L etymologizare f. L etymologia (as ETYMOLOGY)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Etymologize Et`y*mol"o*gize (-j[imac]z), v. t. [Cf. F. ['e]tymologiser.] To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word. --Camden

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Etymologize Et`y*mol"o*gize, v. t. To search into the origin of words; to deduce words from their simple roots. How perilous it is to etymologize at random. --Trench.




 


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