Product etymology


English word product comes from Latin duco (I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.), Latin pro, Latin pro-

Etymology of product

Detailed word origin of product

Dictionary entry Language Definition
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
produco Latin (lat) (figuratively) I bring into use, make, invent devise, produce.. (figuratively) I draw or drag out, lengthen out, prolong, protract.. (figuratively) I lead or induce someone to do something, entice.. (figuratively) I plant, cultivate.. (figuratively) I raise, promote, advance.. (figuratively, of time) I pass, spend.. (grammar, of pronunciation) I lengthen, prolong.. I advance, draw out.. I [...]
produire French (fr) (reflexive) to happen, take place (of an event). (reflexive) to perform (of a singer, etc.). (transitive) to produce, to yield.
produire Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) To produce; to yield; to give.
productus Latin (lat)
product English (en) (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.. (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.. (cosmetics, uncountable) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.. (countable, uncountable) A commodity offered for sale.. (mathematics) Any operation or a result thereof which generalises multiplication of numbers, like [...]