Other Word Forms of Controversy
Origin of Controversy
Middle English controversie from Latin contrōversia from contrōversus disputed contrō- (variant of contrā contra-) versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French controversie, from Latin controversia (“debate, contention, controversy”), from controversus (“turned in an opposite direction”).
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