formation etymology

English word formation comes from Ancient Greek μόρφα, Ancient Greek μόρφη, Ancient Greek -μορφία, and later Latin forma (A map. Appearance. Beauty. Shape; figure; form.)

Detailed word origin of formation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μόρφα Ancient Greek (grc)
μόρφη Ancient Greek (grc)
-μορφία Ancient Greek (grc)
forma Latin (lat) A map. Appearance. Beauty. Shape; figure; form.
forme French (fra) Form. Shape (geometrical representation). Shape (physical appearance).
formo Latin (lat) I shape, form, fashion, format.
formationem Latin (lat)
formacion Old French (fro)
formation English (eng) (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.. (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.. (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".. (sports) An arrangement of players designed to facilitate certain plays.. Something possessing [...]

Words with the same origin as formation

Descendants of μόρφα
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Descendants of -μορφία