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English word initiation comes from Latin initio (I begin, originate.. I initiate, consecrate.).

Initiation etymology ?

Initiation detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
initio Latin (lat) I begin, originate.. I initiate, consecrate.
initiatio Latin (lat) Initiation. Participation in secret rites.
initiation Middle French (frm)
initiation English (eng) (chemistry) The first step of transcription or of transduction.. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced. The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.