apology etymology

English word apology comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) λόγῳ, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ἀπό, and later French apologie (Apology (formal justification, defence).)

Detailed word origin of apology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
λόγῳ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀπό Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀπόλογος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀπολογοῦμαι Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ἀπολογίαν Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
apologia Late Latin (LL)
apologie French (fra) Apology (formal justification, defence).
apology English (eng) A formal justification, defence.. An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry).. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.