vocationyoudaoicibaDictYouDict[vocation 词源字典]
vocation: [15] A vocation is etymologically a ‘calling’. The word comes via Old French vocation from Latin vocātiō. This was derived from the verb vocāre ‘call’, which came from the same base as vōx ‘voice’ (source of English vocal, voice, etc). Also from vocāre come convoke [16], evoke [17], invoke [15], provoke [15], revoke [16], vocabulary [16], vocative [15], and vouch.
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vocation (n.)youdaoicibaDictYouDict
early 15c., "spiritual calling," from Old French vocacion "call, consecration; calling, profession" (13c.) or directly from Latin vocationem (nominative vocatio), literally "a calling, a being called" from vocatus "called," past participle of vocare "to call" (see voice (n.)). Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s.