Occasion etymology


English word occasion comes from Latin occido, and later Latin occasus (Setting. Western Setting (of the sun etc.). West.)

Etymology of occasion

Detailed word origin of occasion

Dictionary entry Language Definition
occido Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am lost, undone or ruined. (intransitive) I fall down. (intransitive) I perish, die, pass away. (intransitive, of heavenly bodies) I go down, set.
occasus Latin (lat) Setting. Western Setting (of the sun etc.). West.
occasionem Latin (lat)
occasiun Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
occasion Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
occasion English (en) (obsolete) An occurrence or incident. [14th-18th c.]. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance. [from 14th c.]. A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred. [from 15th c.]. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.. A special event or function. [from 19th c.]. An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. [...]