Definition of etymologize in US English:

etymologize

verb

[with object]usually be etymologized
  • Give or trace the etymology of (a word).

    • ‘All these words are etymologized on the basis of Türkic language.’
    • ‘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’.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

etymologize

/ˌɛdəˈmɑlədʒaɪz//ˌedəˈmäləjīz/