diversion etymology

English word diversion comes from Latin verto, Latin di-

Detailed word origin of diversion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
verto Latin (lat) I exchange. I retreat. I reverse (transitive). I translate. I turn around. I turn, revolve.
di- Latin (lat)
divortere Latin (lat)
divorsus English (eng)
divertere Latin (lat)
diversio Malayalam (mal)
diversion French (fra) Pastime, diversion, entertainment.
diversion English (eng) (legal) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.. (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.. (transport) A detour, such as during road construction. (transport) The rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination, or to [...]

Words with the same origin as diversion

Descendants of verto
ad adversary advertise advertisement anniversary controversial controversy conversion convert convertible diverse diversity divert divorce pervert reverse travis uni unison universe varsity verse versus vortex
Descendants of di-
digest digestive disrupt distance distant distinct distinction distinguish distinguished