Etymology of Education

The word ‘education’ stems from the Latin word ‘educatio’ which means bringing up or rearing. This term itself is derived from the word ‘educo’ which means, ‘I educate’ or ‘I train’. Often the word ‘educo’ which roughly translates to: ‘I lead forth, I take out’ or even ‘I erect’. Out of this the e means ‘from or out of’ and the duco means ‘I lead or I conduct’.

Education can be imparted both in formal as well as informal settings.