etymologize

英 [etɪ'mɒlədʒaɪz] 美 [,ɛtə'mɑlə,dʒaɪz]
  • vt. 探溯语源;追溯语源
  • vi. 研究语源
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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.