reception etymology

English word reception comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin re-

Detailed word origin of reception

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
receptus Latin (lat) Retreat (falling back).
receptionem Latin (lat)
reception Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
reception English (eng) (UK, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.. (uncountable, electronics) The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.. A reaction.. A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.. The act of receiving.. The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.

Words with the same origin as reception

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase receive recipe recover recovery
Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship