post etymology

English word post comes from Italian -ere, Proto-Italic *poznō, and later Latin pauso (I halt, cease, pause.. I rest in the grave.)

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 Adverb) (Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]. (UK) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]. (horse-riding) To rise and [...](Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]. (UK) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]. (horse-riding) To rise and [...]

Detailed word origin of post

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ere Italian (ita) Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of many Italian verbs.
*poznō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
pauso Latin (lat) I halt, cease, pause.. I rest in the grave.
positus Latin (lat)
porre Italian (ita) (transitive) to put, to place.
posto Italian (ita) Job, position, post. Place, position (in a list, classification etc); often not translated. Place, spot. Room, space. Seat.
poste Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
post English (eng) (Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]. (UK) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]. (horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting. [from 19th c.]. To travel quickly; to hurry. [from 16th c.]. To travel with relays of horses; to travel by post [...]

Words with the same origin as post

Descendants of -ere
ditto exclude exclusive lucid outpost postcard postman vista
Descendants of *poznō
aboard according accused add affair agree agreement alien appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attention available huge opposite reaction round size suppose