avvocato etymology

Italian word avvocato comes from Latin voco

Detailed word origin of avvocato

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
voco Latin (lat) (transitive) I call, summon, beckon (with one's voice).. (transitive) I name, designate. (transitive, by extension) I invoke, call upon (a person, especially a god). (transitive, by extension) I summon, convene, call together.. I bring or put (into a state or condition).
advoco Latin (lat) (legal) I call in as aid, assistant, witness or counsellor.. I call, invite or summon someone to a place, invoke.. I get a respite, delay.. I give consolation, console; recommend.
advocatus Latin (lat) (legal) advocate, attendant (friend who supports in a trial). One called to aid.. Mediator. Witness, supporter.
avvocato Italian (ita) (figuratively) advocate, defender, intercessor (male). Lawyer, counsel, solicitor, barrister (male).

Words with the same origin as avvocato

Descendants of voco
provocare vocale vocazione voce