Meaning of etymologer in English:

etymologer

Pronunciation /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒə/

noun

rare
  • An expert in or student of etymology; = "etymologist".

    In later use sometimes specifically: a person who practises etymology in an unscientific or primitive way.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Bolton (?1575/5–?1634), antiquary and historian. From classical Latin etymologus (Varro; probably from Byzantine Greek ἐτυμολόγος (first attested later than the Latin word; from Hellenistic Greek ἔτυμον + -λογος see -loger)) + -er.