, -·gized·, -·giz·ing
to trace the etymology of, or give or suggest an etymology for (a word or words)
verbet·y·mol·o·gized, et·y·mol·o·giz·ing, et·y·mol·o·giz·es
To trace and state the etymology of.
To give or suggest the etymology of a word.
(third-person singular simple present etymologizes, present participle etymologizing, simple past and past participle etymologized)