post etymology

English word post comes from Latin po- (Off, away.), Latin sino, Proto-Italic *posnō

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) To assign to a station; to set; to place.. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc. An appointed position in an organization, job.. An assigned station; a guard post.To assign to a station; to set; to place.. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc. An appointed position in an organization, job.. An assigned station; a guard post

Detailed word origin of post

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
po- Latin (lat) Off, away.
sino Latin (lat) (with accusative of person and infinitive) I let, permit, suffer.. I put, lay, set down.
*posnō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
pauso Latin (lat) I halt, cease, pause.. I rest in the grave.
positus Latin (lat)
poste French (fra) (colloquial) TV, TV set (ellipsis of poste de télévision). (colloquial) radio (ellipsis of poste de radio). (slang) police station (ellipsis of poste de police), nick. (telephone) extension. A receiver, an electronic device. Job, post. Position (in sport, or observation post). Stretch, stint (at work) (uncountable) mail, postal service/system. Post office.
post English (eng) To assign to a station; to set; to place.. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc. An appointed position in an organization, job.. An assigned station; a guard post.

Words with the same origin as post

Descendants of po-
aboard according accused add affair agree agreement alien appear approach around arrive aside asleep attempt attention available huge position positive purpose round size suppose
Descendants of sino
site situation