HyperDic: etymologize

English > 2 senses of the word etymologize:
VERBcommunicationetymologize, etymologisegive the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
cognitionetymologize, etymologiseconstruct the history of words
English > etymologize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly"
Synonymetymologise
Broaderderive, educeDevelop or evolve from a latent or potential state
Nounsetymologythe study of the sources and development of words
etymologya history of a word
English > etymologize: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningConstruct the history of words.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymetymologise
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderreconstruct, construct, retracereassemble mentally
Nounsetymologizing(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
etymologythe study of the sources and development of words
etymologya history of a word

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