occupation etymology

French word occupation comes from Latin occupo

Detailed word origin of occupation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
occupo Latin (lat) I anticipate, make the first move. I employ, make use of. I occupy, fill, take up. I seize, invade, take possession of.
occupatio Latin (lat) (figurative) trouble, unrest. Duty, obligation. Occupation, employment. Seizing, occupying (taking possession).
occupation French (fra) Occupation (the occupying of a territory; something that one spends one's time on, such as a job or a hobby; act of occupying, of being an occupant).

Words with the same origin as occupation

Descendants of occupo
occuper préoccupant préoccupation