agitator etymology

English word agitator comes from Latin agito

Detailed word origin of agitator

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
agito Latin (lat) (of animals) I hunt, chase, pursue.. (of cattle) I drive, conduct; tend, control.. (of the mind) I am occupied with, devise, contrive, plot, design, intend.. (of the mind) I drive at something in the mind; turn over, study, weigh, consider, meditate upon.. (of time) I pass, spend.. (with sat (enough) and genitive) I have enough to do, have trouble with, I am fully engaged in.. I am engaged [...]
agitator Latin (lat) Charioteer. Driver of animals; drover.
agitator English (eng) (historical) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their interests; called also adjutators.. An implement for shaking or mixing.. One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others, for example political reformers.