Experiment etymology


English word experiment comes from Latin ex (out of, from) and Latin *perior, which is likely a derived form from Proto-Indo-European *per- (try, dare, risk)

Etymology of experiment

Detailed word origin of experiment

Dictionary entry Language Definition
per- Proto-Indo-European (ine) try, dare, risk
*perior Latin (lat)
ex Latin (lat) out of, from
experior Latin (lat) I do.. I experience.. I find out.. I test, put to the test.. I try, attempt, prove.
experimentum Latin (lat) Experience. Test, trial, experiment.
experiment Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
experiment English (en) (intransitive) To conduct an experiment.. (transitive, obsolete) To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.. (transitive, obsolete) To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on. (obsolete) Experience, practical familiarity with something.. A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or [...]

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