inquiry etymology

English word inquiry comes from Old French en- (En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).), Old French querre (To seek; to search for.), Latin quaero

Detailed word origin of inquiry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
en- Old French (fro) En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).
querre Old French (fro) To seek; to search for.
quaero Latin (lat) I ask, question, inquire.. I desire, require, want. I miss, lack. I seek, look for. I strive for; endeavor; seek to obtain.
inquirere Latin (lat)
enquerre Old French (fro) To ask; to demand; to inquire.
enquery Middle English (enm)
inquiry English (eng) Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination of facts or principles; research; investigation. The act of inquiring; a seeking of information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.

Words with the same origin as inquiry

Descendants of en-
ambush embarrass embarrassed embarrassment embrace employ employment encounter encourage endure energy engage engagement engine enjoy ensign ensure envy improve improvement improving majority parliament suspend
Descendants of querre
conquer request require requirement
Descendants of quaero
acquire acquisition conqueror conquest exquisite inquest inquire inquisition quest question questioning