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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be etymologized
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.’
- ‘The word is etymologised from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘bright stone’.’
- ‘All these words are etymologized on the basis of Türkic language.’
Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin etymologizare, from Latin etymologia (see etymology).
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