relation etymology

French word relation comes from Latin fero, Latin re-, and later Latin relatus (Narration (telling of events).)

Detailed word origin of relation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fero Latin (lat) I bear, carry. I cast (a vote); pass or ratify (a law). I report. I suffer, endure. I support, hold up.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
refero Latin (lat) (of sound) I bring back, return, answer, echo.. I bear, bring, drive or carry back.. I bring back, restore, renew, revive, repeat.. I give back, give up, return, restore, pay back, repay.. I make known officially, report, announce, notify, proclaim.. I repeat, report, announce, relate, recount, tell, say. I say in return, respond, reply, answer.
relate English (eng) (intransitive) To have a connection.. (intransitive) To interact.. (intransitive) To respond through reaction.. (intransitive, with to) To identify with; to understand.. (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.. (transitive) To give an association.. (transitive) To make a connection or correlation between one thing and another.. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way.
relatus Latin (lat) Narration (telling of events).
relatio Latin (lat) Carrying or bringing back. Narration, recital (especially of evidence). Repayment.
relacion Old French (fro)
relation French (fra) Relation. Relationship.

Words with the same origin as relation

Descendants of fero
circonférence collation difféomorphe différence différer délation fertile illation inférer législation offrir oublie proférer préférable relatif référer souffert souffrance souffrir transfert transfèrement transférer translation élation
Descendants of re-
arrêt arrêter fiston raconter rappeler recevoir regard regarder reine remettre rentrer rentré reposer reprendre respect responsable rester retourner revenir revoir réfléchir réparer répondre réponse