introduce etymology

English word introduce comes from Proto-Indo-European *dukn-, Latin intrare, Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (Inside, within.)

Detailed word origin of introduce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
intrare Latin (lat)
*h₁énteros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Inside, within.
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
introduco Latin (lat) (figuratively) I institute, originate.. (in speech or writing) I bring forward, maintain.. I introduce.. I lead in: I conduct into.
introduce English (eng) (transitive) To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.. (transitive) To bring (something) into practice.. (transitive) To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.. (transitive, of people) To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).

Words with the same origin as introduce

Descendants of *dukn-
touch touchdown touchy tuck
Descendants of intrare
enter entrance exit
Descendants of *h₁énteros
intro introduction