affirmative etymology

English word affirmative comes from Latin firmo (I make firm, strengthen, harden, fortify.), Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin firmare

Detailed word origin of affirmative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
firmo Latin (lat) I make firm, strengthen, harden, fortify.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
firmare Latin (lat)
adfirmare Latin (lat)
affirmativus Latin (lat) Affirming, affirmative.
affirmatif Old French (fro)
affirmative English (eng) (grammar) An answer that shows agreement or acceptance.. (obsolete) An assertion.. Yes; an answer that shows agreement or acceptance. An elaborate synonym for the word yes. (algebra) positive; not negative. (logic) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.. Confirmative; ratifying.. Dogmatic. Pertaining to any assertion or active confirmation that favors a particular [...]

Words with the same origin as affirmative

Descendants of firmo
confirmation firm
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of firmare
confirm