confirmation etymology

English word confirmation comes from Latin firmo (I make firm, strengthen, harden, fortify.), Latin con-, Slovak -ovka, Slovak birm

Detailed word origin of confirmation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
firmo Latin (lat) I make firm, strengthen, harden, fortify.
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.
-ovka Slovak (slk)
birm Slovak (slk)
confirmo Latin (lat) (by extension) I demonstrate, corroborate, support, prove or confirm the truth of something; assert, affirm.. I encourage, animate, embolden; persuade.. I make firm, establish, strengthen, fortify, mature, confirm.
confirmatus Latin (lat)
confirmatio Latin (lat) Confirmation, verification. Corroboration.
confirmacion Old French (fro)
confirmation English (eng) A ceremony of sealing and conscious acknowledgement of the faith in many Christian churches, typically around the ages of 14 to 18; considered a sacrament in some churches, including Catholicism, but not in most Protestant churches. A verification that something has happened. An official indicator that things will happen as planned.

Words with the same origin as confirmation

Descendants of firmo
affirmative firm
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