Other Word Forms of Discourse
Origin of Discourse
Middle English discours, from Middle French discours (“conversation, speech”), from Late Latin discursus (“the act of running about”), from Latin discurrō (“run about”), from dis- (“apart”) + currō (“run”). Spelling modified by influence of Middle French cours (“course”).
Middle English discours process of reasoning from Medieval Latin discursus from Latin a running about from past participle of discurrere to run about dis- apart dis– currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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