subpoena etymology

English word subpoena comes from Latin sub, Latin poena ((figurative) execution. Penalty. Punishment.)

Detailed word origin of subpoena

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
poena Latin (lat) (figurative) execution. Penalty. Punishment.
subpoena English (eng) (transitive) To summon with a subpoena. (legal) A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony.

Words with the same origin as subpoena

Descendants of sub
souvenir succeed success successful succession sudden suffer suffering suffice sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion
Descendants of poena
pain painful pen penal penalty pine punish punishing punishment