monument etymology

English word monument comes from Latin instrumentum, Proto-Indo-European *mon-éye-, and later Proto-Italic *moneō (Remind, warn.)

Detailed word origin of monument

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
instrumentum Latin (lat) (collective) supply, provision. (general) paraphernalia, equipment. An instrument, tool, utensil. Records, documents.
*mon-éye- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*moneō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Remind, warn.
moneo Latin (lat) I remind. I warn, advise.
monimentum Latin (lat)
monument Old French (fro)
monument English (eng) A legal document.. A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.. A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).. An exceptional or proud achievement.. An important burial vault or tomb.. An important site owned by the community as a whole.

Words with the same origin as monument

Descendants of instrumentum
instrument instrumental
Descendants of *mon-éye-
demonstrate demonstration mint mon money monitor monster monstrous monumental muster premonition summon summons