agency etymology

English word agency comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵʰ-, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵeti (To be driving.)

Detailed word origin of agency

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂eǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to drive, plough animal
*h₂eǵʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) plough animal
*h₂éǵeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To be driving.
*agō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Do, act. Drive. Push, impel.
ago Latin (lat) (of offerings) I slay, kill (as a sacrifice). (of plants) I put forth, sprout, extend. (of time) I pass, spend. I accomplish, manage, achieve. I chase, pursue. I discuss, plead, deliberate. I do, act, make, behave. I drive at, pursue (a course of action). I drive, conduct. I guide, govern, administer. I perform, transact. I push, move, impel. I rob, steal, plunder, carry off. I stir up, [...]
agentis Latin (lat)
agentia Malayalam (mal)
agency English (eng) A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.. A person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved: instrumentality, means.. An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.. The capacity, [...]

Words with the same origin as agency

Descendants of *h₂eǵ-
act action activity actor actress actual agent camera catch embarrassed energy engagement engine enjoy exact exam final grace key lights navy reaction say suggest
Descendants of *h₂eǵʰ-
active react