sentence etymology

English word sentence comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónt-

Detailed word origin of sentence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁sónt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to go, to feel  , to walk, travel, being, true, to head for, go
sentio Latin (lat) I feel; I perceive with the senses. I have an opinion; I feel an emotion. I perceive: I notice mentally.
sentiens Latin (lat)
sententia Latin (lat) (of words or discourse) sense, meaning, signification, idea, notion. Opinion, thought, feeling. Purpose, determination, will, decision. Vote, sentence, judgement.
sentence Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Sentence (grammatically complete series of words). Sentence (judgement; verdict).
sentence English (eng) (obsolete) To decree or announce as a sentence.. (obsolete) To utter sententiously.. To declare a sentence on a convicted person; to doom; to condemn to punishment. (computing theory) Any of the set of strings that can be generated by a given formal grammar. [from 20th c.]. (dated) The decision or judgement of a jury or court; a verdict. [from 14th c.]. (grammar) A grammatically complete [...]