Contradiction etymology


English word contradiction comes from Latin dico, Latin contra, and later Latin dictio (A saying, speaking, talk, oratory.)

Etymology of contradiction

Detailed word origin of contradiction

Dictionary entry Language Definition
dico Latin (lat) (legal, followed by ad) I plead (before).. I affirm, assert (positively).. I appoint, name (to an office).. I call, name.. I declare, state.. I say, utter; mention; talk, speak.. I speak in reference to, refer to.. I tell.
contra Latin (lat) Across from, opposite. Against Against. Contrary to. In return, back. Opposite to. Otherwise.
dictio Latin (lat) A saying, speaking, talk, oratory.
contradicere Latin (lat)
contradictio Latin (lat) A reply, answer, objection, counterargument, contradiction; opposition.. The act of contradicting.
contradiction French (fr) Contradiction (clarification of this definition is being sought).
contradiction Old French (fro)
contradiction English (en) (countable) A statement that contradicts itself, i.e., a statement that makes a claim that the same thing is true and that it is false at the same time and in the same senses of the terms.. (countable) a logical inconsistency among two or more elements or propositions. (countable, uncountable) The act of contradicting.. (logic, countable) A proposition that is false for all values of its [...]

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