Mention etymology


English word mention comes from Latin mens (Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.)

Etymology of mention

Detailed word origin of mention

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mens Latin (lat) Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.
mentio Latin (lat) Mention, a calling to mind.
mention Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Mention (act of mentioning).
mention English (en) (philosophy, linguistics) To utter an word or expression in order to refer to the expression itself, as opposed to its usual referent.. To make a short reference to something. A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase make mention of.