absolute etymology

English word absolute comes from Latin solvo, Latin ab

Detailed word origin of absolute

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
solvo Latin (lat) Cancel, remove, destroy. Dissolve, break up, separate. Loosen, untie, undo; free [up], release, acquit, exempt. Pay [up], fulfil. Relax, slacken, weaken. Solve, explain. To dismiss (troops). To get rid of (feelings). To let down (hair). To open (a letter). To raise (a siege). To set sail (ships). To undermine. To unfurl.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
absolvo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I complete, finish.. (figuratively) I pay off.. (legal) I absolve, acquit, declare innocent.. I loosen from, make loose, detach, untie.
absolvieren German (deu) (theology) to absolve (pronounce free or give absolution from sin). To pass (successfully complete).
absolutus Latin (lat)
absolut Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
absolut Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
absolute English (eng) (Irish, Welsh) An inflected verb that is not preceded by any number of articles or compounded with a preverb. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. (archaic) Certain; free from doubt or uncertainty (e.g. a person or prediction). [First attested in the early 17th century.]. (archaic) Complete in itself; perfect. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. (art) Concerned entirely with expressing [...]

Words with the same origin as absolute

Descendants of solvo
dissolve resolve sol solution solve
Descendants of ab
ad advance advanced advancement advantage advertise advertisement sans sense senseless sensor