addition etymology

English word addition comes from Latin addo, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) adition (Addition (that which is added).)

Detailed word origin of addition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
addo Latin (lat) I acquire.. I add.. I bring or add to; annex, augment.. I put, place, lay a person or thing to another.
additionis Latin (lat)
adition Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Addition (that which is added).
addition English (eng) (heraldry) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honour; opposed to abatement.. (legal) A title annexed to a person's name to identify him or her more precisely, as in "John Doe, Esq.", "Robert Dale, Mason", "Thomas Way, of New York".. (music) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.. (uncountable) The act of adding anything.. [...]

Words with the same origin as addition

Descendants of addo
add additional