notion etymology

English word notion comes from Proto-Indo-European - -sḱéti, Latin gnoscere, and later Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₃sḱéti (To recognise.)

Detailed word origin of notion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
- -sḱéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
gnoscere Latin (lat)
*ǵn̥h₃sḱéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To recognise.
*gnōskō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Know, get to know.
nosco Latin (lat) I know, recognize, am acquainted with, i.e.; in possession of knowledge.
notus Latin (lat)
notio Latin (lat) Acquaintance (becoming acquainted). Examination, investigation. Notion, idea.
notion English (eng) (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.. (colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.. (obsolete) Sense; mind.. A sentiment; an opinion.. Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.

Words with the same origin as notion

Descendants of - -sḱéti
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