post etymology

English word post comes from Latin postis (Post, doorpost.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) post

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word post. Currently you are viewing the etymology of post with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.. (transitive) To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).. To hold up [...](accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.. (transitive) To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).. To hold up [...]

Detailed word origin of post

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
postis Latin (lat) Post, doorpost.
post Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
post English (eng) (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.. (transitive) To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation.. To inform; to give the news to; to make acquainted with the details of a subject; often with up. [...]

Words with the same origin as post

Descendants of postis
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