competition etymology

English word competition comes from Latin con-, Proto-Indo-European *pent-, Proto-Italic *petō, and later Latin competitio (Competition. Rivalry.)

Detailed word origin of competition

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*petō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
com- Latin (lat)
peto Latin (lat) (ecclesiastical) To missionize or proselytize among the people of a place.. I ask, beg, request.. I attack.. I beg, beseech.. I make for (somewhere).. I seek, aim at, desire.
competo Latin (lat) Agree, coincide in point of time. Be equal to, be capable of. Come together, meet.
competitio Latin (lat) Competition. Rivalry.
competitio Late Latin (LL)
compétition French (fra) Competition.
competition English (eng) (countable) A contest for a prize or award.. (uncountable) The action of competing.. (uncountable, collectively) The competitors in such a contest.

Words with the same origin as competition

Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right
Descendants of *pent-
find finder pad path patrol spread widespread
Descendants of *petō
appetite compete competent competitive competitor incompetent perpetual petition repeat