1580s, "a translation," from Middle French version, from Medieval Latin versionem (nominative versio) "a turning," from past participle stem of Latin vertere "to turn" (see versus). Also with a Middle English sense of "destruction;" the meaning "particular form of a description" is first attested 1788.
version ver·sion (vûr'zhən, -shən)
Deflection of an organ, such as the uterus, from its normal position.
The changing of position of the fetus in the uterus, either spontaneously or as a result of manipulation.
The conjugate rotation of the eyes in the same direction.