Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of etymologize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See etymologize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
  • v. construct the history of words

Etymologies

etymology +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And with a light heart he immediately begins to etymologise with Homer, calling Lithuanian or Ecclesiastical Slavonic, or, above all, the sacred Sanskrit, to his assistance: as if Greek lessons were merely the excuse for a general introduction to the study of languages, and as if Homer were lacking in only one respect, namely, not being written in pre-Indogermanic.

    On the Future of our Educational Institutions

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