1350–1400; < Medieval Latinannūnciātus, for Latinannūntiātus, past participle of annūntiāre to make known. See announce, -ate1
Related formsan·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivean·nun·ci·a·tive, an·nun·ci·a·to·ry[uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]/əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·an·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectiveun·an·nun·ci·a·tive, adjectiveCan be confusedannunciateenunciate
1530s, from past participle adjective annunciate (late 14c.) or directly from Latin annunciatus, misspelling of annuntiatus, past participle of annuntiare (see announce). In some cases perhaps a back-formation from annunciation. Related: Annunciated; annunciating.