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- auction:  The etymological idea underlying auction is that of ‘increasing’ – as the sale proceeds, the price offered goes up. The word comes from Latin auctiō ‘increase’, a noun derived from auct-, the past participial stem of the verb augēre ‘increase’ (source of English augment  and author, and related to auxiliary  and eke). The sense ‘auction sale’ was already present in Latin.
=> augment, august, author, auxilliary, eke, wax
- auction (n.)
- "a sale by increase of bids," 1590s, from Latin auctionem (nominative auctio) "an increasing sale, auction, public sale," noun of action from past participle stem of augere "to increase," from PIE root *aug- (1) "to increase" (see augment). In northern England and Scotland, called a roup. In the U.S., something is sold at auction; in England, by auction.
- auction (v.)
- 1807, from auction (n.). Related: Auctioned; auctioning.
- 1. The sale is a big coup for the auction house.
- 2. The airline plans to auction its international routes to former competitors.
- 3. Thirteen per cent of Christie's coin and banknote auction went unsold.
- 4. Many of the cars you will see at auction are repossessions.
- 5. Lord Salisbury bought the picture at auction in London some years ago.
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