etymologize

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give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)

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construct the history of words

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Koponen's way of etymologising words, which only leads to indeterminate and arbitrary solutions:
Saareste's "Eesti keele moisteline sonaraamat" (1958-1979) is missing in the bibliography, although it is in many ways an excellent aid in etymologising Estonian words.
In addition, an especially clever Horatian etymologising anagram has been identified by Francis Cairns, who in his 'Horace Odes 3, 22: Genre and its Sources', Philologus 126 (1982), 235, spotted triuia in `diua triformis' (Carm.