Et`y*mol"o*gize (?), v. t. [Cf. F. 'etymologiser.]

To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word.



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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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