abduction etymology

English word abduction comes from Latin duco (I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.), Latin ab

Detailed word origin of abduction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
abducere Latin (lat)
abductio Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) retirement. (by extension, of a woman) abduction. Robbing, ravishing, plundering.
abduction English (eng) (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable. [Late 17th century.]. (physiology) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. [Mid 17th century.]. Leading away; a carrying away. [Early 17th century.]. The wrongful, and usually [...]

Words with the same origin as abduction

Descendants of duco
conduct conductor conduit deduction douche duct duke educate educated education educational induce intro introduce introduction produce product production productive reduce reduction reproduction seduce seduction
Descendants of ab
ad advance advanced advancement advantage advertise advertisement sans sense senseless sensor