etymologise
British variant of etymologize

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  • etymologise — (Brit.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologise — [c]/ɛtəˈmɒlədʒaɪz/ (say etuh moluhjuyz) verb (etymologised, etymologising) –verb (t) 1. to trace the history of (a word). –verb (i) 2. to study etymology. 3. to give or suggest the etymology of words. Also, etymologize …   Australian English dictionary

  • etymologise — verb 1. 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 • Syn: ↑etymologize • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • etymologised — etymologise (Brit.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologises — etymologise (Brit.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologising — etymologise (Brit.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologize — etymologizable, adj. /et euh mol euh juyz /, v., etymologized, etymologizing. v.t. 1. to trace the history of (a word). v.i. 2. to study etymology. 3. to give or suggest the etymology of words. Also, esp. Brit., etymologise. [1520 30; < LL… …   Universalium

  • etymologize — (Amer.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologized — etymologize (Amer.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • etymologizes — etymologize (Amer.) v. construct history or derive etymology of words (also etymologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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