position etymology

English word position comes from Latin positus

Detailed word origin of position

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
positus Latin (lat)
positio Latin (lat) Attitude. Framing. Lie (of land). Planting (of crops). Position, place. Theme.
posicion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
posicioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
position English (eng) (arithmetic) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; also called the rule of trial and error.. (chess) The full state of a chess game at any given turn.. (finance) A commitment, or a group of commitments, such as options or futures, to buy or sell a given amount of financial instruments, such as securities, currencies or commodities, for a given price. Wikipedia has an [...]

Words with the same origin as position

Descendants of positus
compose composition compound impose outpost positive post postcard postman