organizo (plural organizi)
- organization (act)
Possibly a Mediaeval back-formation from the Late Latin adjective organizatus (“organised”), by analogy with Late Latin borrowings of Greek verbs in -ίζω (-ízō), from Classical Latin organum (“implement, instrument, engine”), from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon), from ἔργον (érgon, “deed, labour, work”), from Proto-Indo-European *wérǵom, whence English work.
- (Mediaeval Latin) I organize
- ^ Neither organizatus nor organizō appears in Lewis and Short, and amongst ancient writings organizatus may be a hapax legomenon used only by Boethius; hence it might be construed either as the participle of a full verb, or merely as an adjective. There does not appear to be a Greek verb from which it would be intended to derive.