Structure etymology


English word structure comes from Latin struere, Latin -turam, Proto-Indo-European *streh3-, Proto-Italic *strowō (Construct, build. Pile up.)

Etymology of structure

Detailed word origin of structure

Dictionary entry Language Definition
struere Latin (lat)
-turam Latin (lat)
*streh3- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*strowō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Construct, build. Pile up.
struo Latin (lat) I compose, construct, build. I place, arrange. I ready, prepare.
structura Latin (lat) (language) an arrangement, order, structure (in Cicero, as a figure of speech, with quasi or quaedam). (mostly construction) a fitting together, adaptation, adjustment.
structure French (fr) Structure.
structure Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
structure English (en) (computing) Several pieces of data treated as a unit.. (fishing, uncountable) Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish. (logic) A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations.. A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook.. A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.. A set of rules defining [...]

Words with the same origin as structure

Descendants of struere

construction instrumental

Descendants of -turam

procedure signature

Descendants of *streh3-

construct destroy instruction instrument strain