Other Word Forms of Ostentation
Origin of Ostentation
Originated 1425-75 from late Middle English ostentacioun, from Middle French ostentation, from Latin ostentātiō, equivalent to ostentātus (past participle of ostentāre, to display or exhibit), frequentative of ostendere (to present, display) + -iōn.
Middle English ostentacioun from Old French ostentacion from Latin ostentātiō ostentātiōn- from ostentāre frequentative of ostendere to show ostensible
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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