introductory etymology

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

Detailed word origin of introductory

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)
introductorius Late Latin (LL)
introductory English (eng) Introducing; giving a preview or idea of.

Words with the same origin as introductory

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