confide etymology

English word confide comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéydʰeti (To trust.), Latin con-

Detailed word origin of confide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰéydʰeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To trust.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
*feiðō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Trust.
fidere Latin (lat)
fidare Italian (ita) (intransitive) to have faith (in something or someone). (transitive) to entrust something to someone; see affidare. (transitive) to give something on credit, rent (something) out.
confidere Latin (lat)
confide English (eng) (intransitive) To take (someone) into one's confidence, to speak in secret with. ( + in). (intransitive, now, _, rare) To trust, have faith (in).. (transitive, dated) To entrust (something) to the responsibility of someone.. (transitive, intransitive) To say (something) in confidence.

Words with the same origin as confide

Descendants of *bʰéydʰeti
abide affidavit confident confidential defiant defy faith faithful faithfully fidelity
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right