proposition etymology

English word proposition comes from Latin pro, Norman poser, Latin pausa (A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.)

Detailed word origin of proposition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
poser Norman (nrf)
pausa Latin (lat) A pause, halt, stop, cessation, end.
pausāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
pono Latin (lat) I ordain. I place, put, lay. I set up, pitch (camp).
posar Catalan (cat) (of medication or cosmetics) to apply. To put, to place. To set.
pauso Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
poser Old French (fro) To put; to place. To rest; to recover; to recuperate. To suggest; to propose.
poser French (fra) (transitive) to ask (a question). (transitive) to install, fit. (transitive) to land (a plane). (transitive) to lay, place. (transitive) to stop carrying, to put down (something or somebody).
propono Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) I designate.. I declare.. I make known.. I propose.. I set forth.
propositio Latin (lat) Proposition, representation. Proposition, sentence. Statement. Subject, theme.
proposition English (eng) (countable) An idea or a plan offered.. (countable, US, politics) In some states, a proposed statute or constitutional amendment to be voted on by the electorate.. (countable, business settings) The terms of a transaction offered.. (countable, logic) The content of an assertion that may be taken as being true or false and is considered abstractly without reference to the linguistic sentence [...]

Words with the same origin as proposition

Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose
Descendants of poser
proposal propose
Descendants of pausa
deposit expose exposure pause pose suppose