English word actual comes from Late Latin actualis (active, practical), a word which derives from the Latin word actus, which is form of the verb agere and means "done"
|actualis||Late Latin (LL)||active, practical|
|actual||Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)|
|actuel||Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)|
|actual||English (eng)||(dated) In action at the time being; now existing; current.. (obsolete) Active, not passive.. Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact.. Factual, real, not just apparent or even false.. Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical. (finance) Something actually received; real receipts, as distinct from estimated [...]|