Recently I've noticed multiple questions about etymology getting close votes and, in at least one case, actually getting closed. The reason given was that language specific usage and grammar questions are off-topic
Whilst these questions are language-specific (being about the etymology of a single word in one language), they are neither usage nor grammar questions. As such the reason given for closing these questions does not seem to apply as written
This is not a good situation, and so there ought to be some sort of clarification. Either we should explicitly include etymology as part of the reason to close (this seems like a bad option, as many etymology questions have received several upvotes and contained interesting information), or explicitly excluding etymology from the description of this reason to close (this could possibly cause confusion as people may skim, see etymology, and assume that means it's included)
If etymology is on-topic, what can be done about wrongfully closed questions? Votes to reopen haven't generally succeeded, and it is often the same people voting to close etymology questions, is there a way to "officially" remind people of what the off-topic rules actually are and/or remove their ability to vote to close if they continue to wrongfully vote to close?