Motion etymology


English word motion comes from Latin moveo, Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) motion, and later Latin motio (Motion, movement. Shivering.)

Etymology of motion

Detailed word origin of motion

Dictionary entry Language Definition
moveo Latin (lat) (of plants) I put forth. I arouse, excite, promote, produce. I begin, commence, undertake. I disturb, shake, remove. I excite, inspire. I exert, exercise. I move, stir, set in motion. I present or offer (an oblation or gift). I trouble, concern, torment (someone).
motion Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
motus Latin (lat) (by extension) An advance, progress.. (figuratively) A movement, operation, impulse, passion; disturbance; sensation.. (figuratively) A political movement, tumult, commotion, revolt, rebellion.. A movement, motion.
motio Latin (lat) Motion, movement. Shivering.
motion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
motion Anglo-Norman (xno)
motion English (en) (countable) A change of position with respect to time.. (countable) A parliamentary action to propose something.. (euphemistic) A movement of the bowels; the product of such movement.. (legal) An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.. (music) Change of pitch in successive [...]

Words with the same origin as motion

Descendants of moveo

emotion moment move promotion