introduction etymology

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

Detailed word origin of introduction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
intrare Latin (lat)
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₁énteros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Inside, within.
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
introduco Latin (lat) (figuratively) I institute, originate.. (in speech or writing) I bring forward, maintain.. I introduce.. I lead in: I conduct into.
introductus Latin (lat)
introductio Latin (lat) (literature) A lead-in; an introduction, a preface. Innovation.
introduction Old French (fro)
introduction English (eng) A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.. A written or oral explanation of what constitutes the basis of an issue.. An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.. The act or process of introducing.

Words with the same origin as introduction

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