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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 et·y·mol·o·gize /-ˌʤaɪz/
 (vt.)(vi.)探溯語源,指示語源

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Et·y·mol·o·gize v. t.  To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

 etymologize
      v 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: etymologise]
      2: construct the history of words [syn: etymologise]