Origin of minor premise
Definition for minor premise (2 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for minor premise (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for minor premise (2 of 2)
Word Origin for syllogism
Word Origin and History for minor premise
late 14c., from Old French silogisme "a syllogism," from Latin syllogismus, from Greek syllogismos "a syllogism," originally "inference, conclusion, computation, calculation," from syllogizesthai "bring together, premise, conclude," literally "think together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + logizesthai "to reason, count," from logos "a reckoning, reason" (see logos).