observation etymology

English word observation comes from Latin observo, and later Latin observatio (Observation, attention. Surveillance. Watching, observing.)

Detailed word origin of observation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
observo Latin (lat) I guard, keep watch over.. I heed, regard, respect.. I notice, perceive.. I observe, watch.. I pay attention to.
observatio Latin (lat) Observation, attention. Surveillance. Watching, observing.
observation English (eng) A judgement based on observing.. A remark or comment.. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.. The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.. The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.

Words with the same origin as observation

Descendants of observo
observant observatory observe