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Etymology of the English word locution

the English word locution
derived from the Old French word locution
derived from the Latin word locutio (speech, act of speaking; style of speaking)
derived from the Latin word locutus
derived from the Latin word loqui (speak, tell; talk)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *tolkĘ·-

Date

The earliest known usage of locution in English dates from the 15th century.

Derivations in English

illocution, locutionary, illocutionary, perlocutionary

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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