certain etymology

English word certain comes from Latin certus (Certain. Fixed, settled, firm. Resolved, determined. Sure.), Latin -anus

Detailed word origin of certain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
certus Latin (lat) Certain. Fixed, settled, firm. Resolved, determined. Sure.
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
*certanus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*certanus Latin (lat) Certain.
certain Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Certain; sure.
certein Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Certain.
certain English (eng) (with of) Unnamed or undescribed members (of). (obsolete) Determined; resolved.. Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.. Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.. Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; sometimes used independently as a noun, and meaning certain persons; see also "one".. Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.. Sure, positive, not [...]

Words with the same origin as certain

Descendants of certus
certainty
Descendants of -anus
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