Competition etymology


English word competition comes from Latin con-, Proto-Indo-European *pent-, Proto-Italic *petō, and later Latin competitio (Competition. Rivalry.)

Etymology of competition

Detailed word origin of competition

Dictionary entry Language Definition
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*petō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
com- Latin (lat)
peto Latin (lat) (ecclesiastical) To missionize or proselytize among the people of a place.. I ask, beg, request.. I attack.. I beg, beseech.. I make for (somewhere).. I seek, aim at, desire.
competo Latin (lat) Agree, coincide in point of time. Be equal to, be capable of. Come together, meet.
competitio Latin (lat) Competition. Rivalry.
competitio Late Latin (LL)
compétition French (fr) Competition.
competition English (en) (countable) A contest for a prize or award.. (uncountable) The action of competing.. (uncountable, collectively) The competitors in such a contest.

Words with the same origin as competition