damn etymology

English word damn comes from Latin damnum ((financial) loss. A fine. Damage or injury.), Middle English hypercorrection

Detailed word origin of damn

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
damnum Latin (lat) (financial) loss. A fine. Damage or injury.
hypercorrection Middle English (enm)
damno Latin (lat) (of a will) I bind, oblige.. I condemn, censure, judge.. I discredit, find fault, disapprove, reject.. I sentence someone to a punishment, declare guilty, condemn, doom, convict.
damner Old French (fro)
dampnen Middle English (enm) To damn.
damn English (eng) (archaic) To invoke damnation; to curse.. (profane) To curse; put a curse upon.. (theology, transitive, intransitive) To condemn to hell.. To condemn as unfit, harmful, of poor quality, unsuccessful, invalid, immoral or illegal.. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.. To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively. (profane) Generic [...]

Words with the same origin as damn

Descendants of damnum
condemn damage damaging darn