act etymology

English word act comes from Proto-Italic *agō (Do, act. Drive. Push, impel.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵʰ-

Detailed word origin of act

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*agō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Do, act. Drive. Push, impel.
*h₂eǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to drive, plough animal
*h₂eǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) plough animal
agendum Latin (lat)
acta Latin (lat) Acts, transactions, or proceedings (e.g., of an organization, in an academic field, of an office holder).. Journal; register of public events. (figuratively, plural only) holiday. Seashore, beach.
acte Old French (fro)
act English (eng) (copulative) To convey an appearance of being.. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way.. (intransitive) To do something.. (intransitive) To perform a theatrical role.. (intransitive, construed with on or upon) To have an effect (on).. (mathematics, intransitive, construed with on or upon, of a group) To map via a homomorphism to a group of automorphisms (of).. (obsolete, transitive) To do [...]

Words with the same origin as act

Descendants of *agō
action active activity actor actress actual agency agent camera catch embarrassed energy engagement engine enjoy exact exam final key lights navy react reaction say
Descendants of *h₂eǵ-
grace suggest