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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etymologize  \Et`y*mol"o*gize\  (-j[imac]z),  v.  t.  [Cf.  F. 
  ['e]tymologiser.] 
  To  give  the  etymology  of  to  trace  to  the  root  or  primitive, 
  as  a  word  --Camden 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etymologize  \Et`y*mol"o*gize\,  v.  t. 
  To  search  into  the  origin  of  words  to  deduce  words  from 
  their  simple  roots. 
 
  How  perilous  it  is  to  etymologize  at  random.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  etymologize 
  v  :  construct  the  history  of  words 




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