credit etymology

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

Detailed word origin of credit

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.
creditus Latin (lat)
crédit Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
credit English (eng) (transitive) To acknowledge the contribution of.. (transitive) To believe; to put credence in.. (transitive) To bring honour or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.. (transitive, accounting) To add to an account (confer debit.) (accounting) An addition to certain accounts.. (countable) A course credit, a credit hour – used as measure if enough courses have been taken for [...]

Words with the same origin as credit

Descendants of *ḱred dʰeh₁-
credible creed discredit incredible