search etymology

English word search comes from Latin circus

Detailed word origin of search

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
circus Latin (lat) A circular line or orbit; circle, ring. A racecourse or space where games are held, especially one that is round. The spectators in a circus; a circus.
circō Late Latin (LL)
circo Late Latin (LL)
cercier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sercher Anglo-Norman (xno)
serchen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
search English (eng) An attempt to find something.. The act of searching in general. (intransitive, followed by "for") To look thoroughly.. (obsolete) To examine; to try; to put to the test.. (transitive) To look in (a place) for something.. (transitive, now, rare) To look for, seek.. (transitive, obsolete) To probe or examine (a wound).

Words with the same origin as search

Descendants of circus
circle circular research