question etymology

English word question comes from Latin quaere

Detailed word origin of question

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quaere Latin (lat)
quaestionem Latin (lat)
question Old French (fro) Question (problem in need of resolution). Question (verbal statement intended to elicit a response).
questiun Anglo-Norman (xno)
questiun Middle English (enm)
question English (eng) (obsolete) To argue; to converse; to dispute.. To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.. To raise doubts about; have doubts about. (obsolete) Talk; conversation; speech.. A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.. A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.. A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an [...]