project etymology

English word project comes from Latin iacio, Latin pro, and later German Projekt (Project.)

Detailed word origin of project

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iacio Latin (lat) (as a shadow) I project.. (figuratively) I throw out in speaking, let fall, utter, mention, declare.. I lay, set, establish, build, found, construct, erect.. I scatter, sow, throw.. I send forth, emit; bring forth, produce.. I throw, hurl, cast, fling; throw away.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
proicio Latin (lat) (by extension) I cast out, expel, exile, banish.. (by extension) I stretch out, hold out, extend, project.. (figuratively) I put off, defer, delay.. (figuratively) I throw away, give up, yield, resign, renounce, reject, disdain; neglect, desert, abandon.. (figuratively, with se) I rush into something; degrade myself.. (in architecture) I let part of a building jut out, cause to project.. I [...]
proiectum Latin (lat)
proiectus Latin (lat)
Projekt German (deu) Project.
project English (eng) (dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.. (obsolete) A projectile.. (obsolete) A projection.. (obsolete) The place from which a thing projects.. (usually plural, US) An urban low-income housing building.. A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages. (cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with [...]

Words with the same origin as project

Descendants of iacio
bob eject inject injection jet object objection objective projector reject subject trajectory
Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose