Etymology
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emotion (n.)

1570s, "a (social) moving, stirring, agitation," from French émotion (16c.), from Old French emouvoir "stir up" (12c.), from Latin emovere "move out, remove, agitate," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + movere "to move" (from PIE root *meue- "to push away"). Sense of "strong feeling" is first recorded 1650s; extended to any feeling by 1808.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of emotion from WordNet

emotion (n.)
any strong feeling;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.