Data etymology


English word data comes from Proto-Indo-European *dō (give), and later Proto-Indo-European *dédeh₃ti (be giving)

Etymology of data

Detailed word origin of data

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dō Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*dédeh₃ti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be giving.
*dh₃tós Proto-Indo-European (ine) Given.
*didō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Give.
*datos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
dare Latin (lat)
datus Latin (lat) (Late Latin) gift.
datum Latin (lat) Gift, present.
data Latin (lat)
data English (en) (computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.. (uncountable, collectively) Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.. (uncountable, collectively) Recorded observations that are usually presented in a structured format.