agenda etymology

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

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Detailed word origin of agenda

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.
agere Latin (lat)
agenda English (eng) A hidden agenda.. A list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting).. A notebook used to organize and maintain such plans or lists, an agenda book, an agenda planner.. A temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to. (now, _, rare).

Words with the same origin as agenda

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