engineer etymology

English word engineer comes from Latin genitus, Latin inganno (I trick, deceive.), Latin gignere, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Detailed word origin of engineer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
genitus Latin (lat)
inganno Latin (lat) I trick, deceive.
gignere Latin (lat)
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
ingenium Latin (lat) A man of genius, a genius. Disposition, temper, inclination. Innate or natural quality, natural character; nature. Intelligence, natural capacity. Talent.
engin Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Intelligence. Invention; ingenuity; creativity. Machine; device; contraption. Ruse; trickery; deception.
ingeniarius Malayalam (mal)
engignier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To create; to make. To trick; to deceive.
engineour Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
engineer English (eng) (transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.. (transitive) To control motion of substance; to change motion.. (transitive) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.. (transitive) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle. (Philippines) A title given to an engineer.. (chiefly, American) A person who controls [...]

Words with the same origin as engineer

Descendants of inganno
Descendants of gignere
engine gain gen genuine gig gin ingenious