Destination etymology


English word destination comes from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-, Proto-Indo-European - -né-, and later Proto-Indo-European *stnéh₂ti (To place, to stand.)

Etymology of destination

Detailed word origin of destination

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*steh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to stand, stay, stand, to stand
- -né- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*stnéh₂ti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To place, to stand.
*stanō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
destinare Latin (lat)
destinatio Latin (lat) Destination. Obstinacy. Resolution, determination, purpose, design.
destination English (en) (archaic) The act of destining or appointing.. Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

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