documentary etymology

English word documentary comes from Latin doceo, Latin instrumentum, Latin docere, and later Latin documentum (Instruction. Lesson. Warning.)

Detailed word origin of documentary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
doceo Latin (lat) (drama) I rehearse, present on stage. I teach, instruct; tell, inform; show, demonstrate.
instrumentum Latin (lat) (collective) supply, provision. (general) paraphernalia, equipment. An instrument, tool, utensil. Records, documents.
docere Latin (lat)
documentum Latin (lat) Instruction. Lesson. Warning.
document English (eng) To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.. To record in documents. (computing) A file that contains text.. (obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.. (obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.. An original or official paper used as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any [...]
documentaire English (eng)
documentary English (eng) (of a film, book etc) Presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.. Of, related to, or based on documents.. Which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject. A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner.

Words with the same origin as documentary

Descendants of doceo
bondage decency decent decor decorate decorator dexter dignity disciplinary discipline doc doctor doctrine document dodo ponytail restart start tail tails
Descendants of instrumentum
instrument instrumental