Abortion etymology


English word abortion comes from Latin orior, Latin ab, and later Latin abortio (Premature delivery, miscarriage, abortion.)

Etymology of abortion

Detailed word origin of abortion

Dictionary entry Language Definition
orior Latin (lat) I am born, come to exist, originate.. I appear, become visible.. I rise, get up.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
aborior Latin (lat) (intransitive) I disappear, pass away, set.. (intransitive) I miscarry, am aborted (of a baby).
abortio Latin (lat) Premature delivery, miscarriage, abortion.
abortion English (en) (biology) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]. (chiefly, arts) Something ugly, an artistic atrocity.. (dated) The immature product of an untimely birth. [First attested in the late 16th century.]. (figuratively) Failure of a promise or a goal. [First attested in the early 18th century.]. [...]

Words with the same origin as abortion

Descendants of orior

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Descendants of ab

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