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English word accident comes from Latin cado, Latin caedo, Latin accidere, and later Latin accidens (Accident, circumstance (chance event).).

Accident etymology ?

Accident detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cado Latin (lat) (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass. I cease. I decay. I die. I fall.
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
accidere Latin (lat)
accido Latin (lat) I begin to cut or cut into or through; fell, cut down.. I impair, weaken, shatter.. I use up, consume, diminish. (intransitive) I happen (to), take place, occur, befall.. (transitive) I fall down, upon, at or near; descend.
accidens Latin (lat) Accident, circumstance (chance event).
accident Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Accident (chance occurrence). Symptom (medical).
accident English (eng) (euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.. (euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.. (geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.. (grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, such as gender, number, or case.. (heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.. (legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous [...]

Words with the same origin as accident

Descendants of cado
accidental briefcase case casing casual coincidence decay decide decision incident nutcase occasion occasional showcase squash staircase suitcase
Descendants of caedo
celeste celestial cement precise scissors