tradition etymology

English word tradition comes from Latin dare (give) and trans- (across, over, beyond), which later formed Latin traditio (a saying handed down from earlier times)

Detailed word origin of tradition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dare Latin (lat) give, deliver, betray
trans- Latin (lat) across, over
trado Latin (lat) deliver by teaching, propound, propose, teach.. I give up or surrender (treacherously), betray.. I hand down (to posterity by written communication), narrate, recount.. I hand over, give up, deliver, transmit, surrender; impart; entrust, confide.. I leave behind, bequeath.
traditio Latin (lat) (legal) delivery of possession. A saying handed down from earlier times. A surrender, delivering up. A teaching, instruction.
tradicion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Delivery.
tradition English (eng) A commonly held system. (Can we add an example for this sense?). A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays.. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery. (obsolete) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.

Words with the same origin as tradition

Descendants of dare
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Descendants of trans-
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