version (n.)

1580s, "a translation, that which is rendered from another language," from Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versionem (nominative versio) "a turning, a translation," from past participle stem of Latin vertere "to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). Also with a Middle English sense of "destruction." The meaning "particular form of a description; a statement, account, or description of incidents or proceedings from some particular point of view" is attested by 1788.

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