occupy etymology

English word occupy comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin ob

Detailed word origin of occupy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
ob Latin (lat) Against; facing. In the direction of, to, towards. On account of, according to, because of, due to, for (the purpose of).
occupare Latin (lat)
occuper Old French (fro)
occupy English (eng) (military) To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).. (obsolete) To do business in; to busy oneself with.. (obsolete) To use; to expend; to make use of.. (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).. (transitive) To take or use space.. (transitive) To take or use time.. (transitive, obsolete) To have sexual intercourse with.. To fill or hold (an [...]

Words with the same origin as occupy

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation participate perception prince principle purchase receive reception recipe recover recovery
Descendants of ob
occasion occasional occupational occurrence offend offender offensive offer oppose oppression pose