Project etymology


English word project comes from Latin iacio, Latin pro, and later German Projekt (Project.)

Etymology of project

Detailed word origin of project

Dictionary entry Language Definition
iacio Latin (lat) (as a shadow) I project.. (figuratively) I throw out in speaking, let fall, utter, mention, declare.. I lay, set, establish, build, found, construct, erect.. I scatter, sow, throw.. I send forth, emit; bring forth, produce.. I throw, hurl, cast, fling; throw away.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
proicio Latin (lat) (by extension) I cast out, expel, exile, banish.. (by extension) I stretch out, hold out, extend, project.. (figuratively) I put off, defer, delay.. (figuratively) I throw away, give up, yield, resign, renounce, reject, disdain; neglect, desert, abandon.. (figuratively, with se) I rush into something; degrade myself.. (in architecture) I let part of a building jut out, cause to project.. I [...]
proiectum Latin (lat)
proiectus Latin (lat)
Projekt German (de) Project.
project English (en) (dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.. (obsolete) A projectile.. (obsolete) A projection.. (obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.. (usually plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages. (cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with [...]

Words with the same origin as project

Descendants of iacio

object objective subject

Descendants of pro

purchase pure purpose