ufficio etymology

Italian word ufficio comes from Latin -ionem, Proto-Indo-European *h₃op-, and later Latin opificium (Work.)

Detailed word origin of ufficio

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
*h₃op- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*opi-fak-io- Latin (lat)
opifex Latin (lat) Someone who does work (especially creative or constructive); worker, maker, framer, fabricator, workman, mechanic, artificer, craftsman, inventor, artist, artisan.
opificium Latin (lat) Work.
officium Latin (lat) (figurative) an obligatory service, visit, or gesture. Duty, service. Office.
officio Italian (ita)
ufficio Italian (ita) (archaic) (moral) duty. (dated) task, duty. Office.