speculation etymology

English word speculation comes from Latin specio (I observe, watch, look at.), Latin spes (Expectation. Hope.)

Detailed word origin of speculation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
spes Latin (lat) Expectation. Hope.
specula Latin (lat) Slight hope Watchtower, lookout.
speculari Latin (lat)
speculātiō Late Latin (LL)
speculation Old French (fro)
speculation English (eng) (business, finance) An investment involving higher-than-normal risk in order to obtain a higher-than-normal return.. (obsolete) Power of sight.. (philosophy) The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed.. (programming) The process of anticipating which branch of code will be chosen and executing it in advance.. A card game in which the players buy from one another [...]

Words with the same origin as speculation

Descendants of specio
aspect despicable despise despite disrespect disrespectful expect expected expecting inspect inspection inspector respect respected respectful species specific specifically specimen spectacle spice spicy suspect suspicion
Descendants of spes
despair desperate speculate