audience etymology

English word audience comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewis

Detailed word origin of audience

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ewis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂ew-is-d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
audio Latin (lat) I accept, agree with, obey. I attend, pay attention to. I hear, listen to.
audiens Latin (lat)
audientia Latin (lat) A group of listeners, audience.. The act of hearing or listening; attention, heed.. The faculty of hearing.
audience Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
audience English (eng) (now, _, rare) Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening. [from 14th c.]. A following. [from 20th c.]. A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary. [from 16th c.]. A group of people within hearing; specifically, a large gathering of people listening to or watching a performance, speech, etc. [from 15th c.]. A widespread or nationwide viewing or listening public, as of [...]

Words with the same origin as audience

Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
affair credit difficult do done effect face fact factory fair familiar family fashion freedom incredible indeed kingdom miss odd perfect sacrifice terrific u wide
Descendants of *h₂ewis
audible audio audit audition auditorium obedient obey