experiment etymology

English word experiment comes from Latin ex (out of, from) and Latin *perior, which is likely a derived form from Proto-Indo-European *per- (try, dare, risk)

Detailed word origin of experiment

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
per- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) try, dare, risk
*perior Latin (lat)
ex Latin (lat) out of, from
experior Latin (lat) I do.. I experience.. I find out.. I test, put to the test.. I try, attempt, prove.
experimentum Latin (lat) Experience. Test, trial, experiment.
experiment Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
experiment English (eng) (intransitive) To conduct an experiment.. (transitive, obsolete) To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.. (transitive, obsolete) To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on. (obsolete) Experience, practical familiarity with something.. A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or [...]

Words with the same origin as experiment

Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort election exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced issue sample say still
Descendants of *perior
experimental inexperienced