This is a question about the past tense VS the present perfect tense problem.
I would like to know which tense is the one to use in the following instance. I made the verb part in bold.
How did that word come to mean that?
How has that word come to mean that?
For example, the word "fiddle"(I am not asking about this word) as a verb has a second meaning in the entry of Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary as below.
the 2nd meaning as a verb of 'fiddle': [transitive] fiddle something (informal) to change the details or figures of something in order to try to get money dishonestly, or gain an advantage
And the origin of the word is as follows from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Old English fithele, denoting a violin or similar instrument (originally not an informal or depreciatory term), related to Dutch vedel and German Fiedel, based on Latin vitulari ‘celebrate a festival, be joyful’, perhaps from Vitula, the name of a Roman goddess of joy and victory
As the origin of the word is so different from the meaning here, somebody possibly says one of the two sentences I am asking.