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Synonyms for etymologize

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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With help of this category the last Tibetan cardinal direction which hitherto have been un-clarified may be etymologized.
What Borges is pointing out here in 1925 is a method that he employed all the rest of his life, especially in his fictions: the etymologized adjective, as I have called it.
If the meaning is that andaro is (formally) the comparative of *aniio, then surely it should be etymologized as *anya-tara-?
it can be relevantly etymologized by the user ("it's called the West Bank because it's a west bank"; i.
There is a slope from transparent names inclining downward toward names that can be etymologized, ending with truly opaque names.
Often etymologized by sixteenth- century lexicographers as deriving from sarkos [flesh] or sarkizo [to rip or tear the flesh], sarcasm is an effective weapon in Homer's rhetorical arsenal, and it is a device often noted by Eustathius, who associates it with barus, the Hermogenean form that denotes bitter or scornful speech.
The second syllable of tan-ngaweh 'iron arch on altar of G'uisha' is not etymologized (p.
Each chapter contains an onomasticon, where proper names, occurring in the texts, are explained and etymologized insofar as our present state of knowledge allows.
In a 1983 paper I etymologized wrongly -kombe as belonging to DEDR 2118: I agree now fully with Hockings' etymology, i.
But I would stay with Tn's reading [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED], a word easily etymologized as `rod' < `chastisement'[UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED].