Occupation etymology


English word occupation comes from Latin occupo

Etymology of occupation

Detailed word origin of occupation

Dictionary entry Language Definition
occupo Latin (lat) I anticipate, make the first move. I employ, make use of. I occupy, fill, take up. I seize, invade, take possession of.
occupatio Latin (lat) (figurative) trouble, unrest. Duty, obligation. Occupation, employment. Seizing, occupying (taking possession).
occupation Middle French (frm)
occupacioun Middle English (enm)
occupation English (en) An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.. The act, process or state of possessing a place.. The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

Words with the same origin as occupation

Descendants of occupo