propaganda


propaganda
[18] English gets the word propaganda from the term Propaganda Fide, the name of a Roman Catholic organization charged with the spreading of the gospel. This meant literally ‘propagating the faith’, prōpāgānda being the feminine gerundive of Latin prōpāgāre, source of English propagate [16]. Originally prōpāgāre was a botanical verb, as its English descendant remains, only secondarily broadening out metaphorically to ‘extend, spread’. It was derived from the noun prōpāgo ‘cutting, scion’, which in turn was formed from the prefix prō- ‘forth’ and the base *pāg- ‘fix’ (source of English pagan, page, pale ‘stake’, etc). => PAGAN, PAGE, PALE, PROPAGATE
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   The earliest use of the word, in the 18th century, was for the committee of cardinals responsible for the foreign missions of the Roman Catholic Church. As such, it was short for the committee's Latin title: Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 'Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith.' Hence the word's later sense to mean any deliberate spreading of information. The word is grammatically a feminine gerundive of propagare, 'to spread,' 'to propagate.' protest
   The word goes back, through French, to Latin protestari, 'to declare formally,' from pro, 'forward,' and testari, 'to assert,' 'to be a witness.'

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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