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Meaning of etymologize

et•y•mol•o•gize

Pronunciation: (et"u-mol'u-jīz"), [key]
— v., -gized, -giz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to trace the history of (a word).
—v.i.
  1. to study etymology.
  2. to give or suggest the etymology of words.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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