Propose etymology


English word propose comes from Latin propono, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) propos (Aim; goal; intention. Purpose.)

Etymology of propose

Detailed word origin of propose

Dictionary entry Language Definition
propono Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) I designate.. I declare.. I make known.. I propose.. I set forth.
propos Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
propos Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Aim; goal; intention. Purpose.
proposer Anglo-Norman (xno)
propose English (en) (intransitive, sometimes followed by to) To ask for a person's hand in marriage.. (obsolete) To set forth.. (obsolete) To talk; to converse.. (transitive) To intend.. (transitive) To suggest a plan, course of action, etc. (obsolete) An objective or aim.