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Are sight words etymological words?

I have information from tafe notes that "etymological knowledge focuses on teh origins and meaning of non-phonetic words. It includes teaching students:
- about the roots of words and word meanings, origins and history
- that often particular clusteres of letters that appear in words not only look the same but are also related in meaning often becauses of their root eg: aquatic, aquatint, aquarium".

Are any of these following words etymological words?

me be was
to do no
are you your
go all so
my one live
we by like
have there
old only
some come
said here light
team cream cat
they fight mat
set bet
any many she
me give
live there where
lot got
go so fly shy to
do funny sunny
meat seat

I would like to know what ones of these are/aren't etymological words?
And the ones that are - how do I the teach children etymological knowledge? Just by telling them the meanings???

I'm not sure what tafe notes are... however, I do know a bit about etymology. ALL words have an etymology. Etymology simply refers to the origin of the word. All words came from someplace or someone. For example, for the word "me" enter "etymology of me" into the search window. I have found the Wiktionary sites to have very complete information. Look at the table of contents box for the word. Click on etymology line and it will take you immediately to that part of the explanation. For example ( from Wiktionary site):
Me Old English
Germanic *mik-, representing Indo-European *me-. Cognate with Old Frisian mi, Old Saxon mī (Dutch mij), Old High German mih (German mich), Old Norse mik, Gothic

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