mention etymology

English word mention comes from Latin mens (Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.)

Detailed word origin of mention

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mens Latin (lat) Intellect. Mind. Reasoning, judgement.
mentio Latin (lat) Mention, a calling to mind.
mention Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Mention (act of mentioning).
mention English (eng) (philosophy, linguistics) To utter an word or expression in order to refer to the expression itself, as opposed to its usual referent.. To make a short reference to something. A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase make mention of.

Words with the same origin as mention

Descendants of mens
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