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et·y·mol·o·gize

 (ĕt′ə-mŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. et·y·mol·o·gized, et·y·mol·o·giz·ing, et·y·mol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To trace and state the etymology of.
v.intr.
To give or suggest the etymology of a word.

etymologize

(ˌɛtɪˈmɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

etymologise

vb
(Linguistics) to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)

et•y•mol•o•gize

(ˌɛt əˈmɒl əˌdʒaɪz)

v. -gized, -giz•ing. v.t.
1. to trace the history of (a word).
v.i.
2. to give the etymology of words.
3. to study etymology.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]

etymologize


Past participle: etymologized
Gerund: etymologizing

Imperative
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Present
I etymologize
you etymologize
he/she/it etymologizes
we etymologize
you etymologize
they etymologize
Preterite
I etymologized
you etymologized
he/she/it etymologized
we etymologized
you etymologized
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Present Continuous
I am etymologizing
you are etymologizing
he/she/it is etymologizing
we are etymologizing
you are etymologizing
they are etymologizing
Present Perfect
I have etymologized
you have etymologized
he/she/it has etymologized
we have etymologized
you have etymologized
they have etymologized
Past Continuous
I was etymologizing
you were etymologizing
he/she/it was etymologizing
we were etymologizing
you were etymologizing
they were etymologizing
Past Perfect
I had etymologized
you had etymologized
he/she/it had etymologized
we had etymologized
you had etymologized
they had etymologized
Future
I will etymologize
you will etymologize
he/she/it will etymologize
we will etymologize
you will etymologize
they will etymologize
Future Perfect
I will have etymologized
you will have etymologized
he/she/it will have etymologized
we will have etymologized
you will have etymologized
they will have etymologized
Future Continuous
I will be etymologizing
you will be etymologizing
he/she/it will be etymologizing
we will be etymologizing
you will be etymologizing
they will be etymologizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been etymologizing
you have been etymologizing
he/she/it has been etymologizing
we have been etymologizing
you have been etymologizing
they have been etymologizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been etymologizing
you will have been etymologizing
he/she/it will have been etymologizing
we will have been etymologizing
you will have been etymologizing
they will have been etymologizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been etymologizing
you had been etymologizing
he/she/it had been etymologizing
we had been etymologizing
you had been etymologizing
they had been etymologizing
Conditional
I would etymologize
you would etymologize
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we would etymologize
you would etymologize
they would etymologize
Past Conditional
I would have etymologized
you would have etymologized
he/she/it would have etymologized
we would have etymologized
you would have etymologized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.etymologize - give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word); "The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly"; "Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing"
educe, derive - develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
2.etymologize - construct the history of words
linguistics - the scientific study of language
reconstruct, retrace, construct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
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Such characters were often fictional, or their names were etymologised (Dikaiopolis, Trygaios, Lysistrata), but occasionally historical figures of late fifth-century Athens, semi-fictionalised, of course, such as Kleon (barely disguised as the Paphlagonian in Knights), Sokrates (in Clouds) and Euripides (in Acharnians, Thesmophoriazousai and Frogs) occupy the Aristophanic stage.
Hutchinson 1985 on line 830, who argues that the name Eteocles is not etymologised elsewhere and appears primarily for the sake of the contrast.
The latter has never been etymologised, but it may be explained as an Estonian compound meaning 'bushy land' (from haukas 'bushy').