Definition of etymologize in English:

etymologize

(also etymologise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Give or trace the etymology of (a word).

    • ‘The problem with these etymologized words is that they seem to make sense yet one is easily misled.’
    • ‘All these words are etymologized on the basis of Türkic language.’
    • ‘The word is etymologised from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘bright stone’.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin etymologizare, from Latin etymologia (see etymology).

Pronunciation

etymologize

/ɛtɪˈmɒlədʒʌɪz/