credible etymology

English word credible comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱred dʰeh₁-, and later Proto-Italic *krezdō (To believe.)

Detailed word origin of credible

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱred dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to place one's heart, i.e. to trust, believe
*krezdō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To believe.
credere Latin (lat)
credibilis Latin (lat) Credible, worthy of belief, likely.
credible Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
credible Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
credible English (eng) Authentic or convincing.. Believable or plausible.

Words with the same origin as credible

Descendants of *ḱred dʰeh₁-
credit creed discredit incredible