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".
Actual detailed word origin explanation
|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 [...] |
Words with the same origin as actual