Other Word Forms of Category
Origin of Category
French catégorie from Old French from Late Latin catēgoria class of predicables from Greek katēgoriā accusation, charge from katēgorein to accuse, predicate kat-, kata- down, against cata– agoreuein ēgor- to speak in public (from agorā marketplace, assembly ger- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French categorie, from Late Latin categoria (“class of predicables”), from Ancient Greek κατηγορία (kategoria, “head of predicables”).
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