Confer (French) étymologiser.
To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word. Camden
To search into the origin of words; to deduce words from their simple roots. How perilous it is to etymologize at random. Trench.
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etymologize (third-person singular simple present etymologizes, present participle etymologizing, simple past and past participle etymologized) (linguistics, transitive, intransitive) to find or provide etymology for a word, to find etymon for a given word
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