damage etymology

English word damage comes from Latin -aticum, Latin damnum ((financial) loss. A fine. Damage or injury.)

Detailed word origin of damage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-aticum Latin (lat) Used to form nouns indicating a state of being resulting from an action.. Used to form nouns indicating pertinence to the root verb or noun.
damnum Latin (lat) (financial) loss. A fine. Damage or injury.
*damnaticum Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*damnaticum Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) damage.
domaige Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
damage English (eng) (transitive) To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction. (slang) Cost or expense.. Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.

Words with the same origin as damage

Descendants of -aticum
age average awesome backstage baggage cottage footage hostage language leverage luggage marriage massage orphanage package passage passenger salvage save stage storage teen teenage voyage
Descendants of damnum
condemn damaging damn damnit darn goddamn