lesson etymology

English word lesson comes from Latin lex, New Latin logarithmus, and later Proto-Italic *legō (Gather, collect.)

Detailed word origin of lesson

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lex Latin (lat) (figurative) a bill which has become a law, a law. (figurative) a condition, stipulation. (figurative) a contract, agreement, covenant. (figurative) a precept, regulation, principle, rule, mode, manner. A proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill.
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to collect, to speak, to leak
*legō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gather, collect.
lego Latin (lat) I collect, gather, bring together. I choose, select, appoint. I read.
lectionem Latin (lat)
leçon Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Piece of information. Reading. Story; tale.
lesson English (eng) (music) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.. A learning task assigned to a student; homework.. A section of learning or teaching into which a wider learning content is divided.. A section of the Bible or other religious text read as part of a divine service.. A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.. Something learned or to be learned.. Something that [...]

Words with the same origin as lesson

Descendants of lex
colleague collect collected collecting collection collective collector college election elegant elite illegal intellectual intelligent legacy legal legend legendary legitimate loyalty religion religious select selection
Descendants of logarithmus
dignity lake leak log privilege