dean etymology

English word dean comes from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥ (Ten.), Proto-Indo-European *déḱ-, English X, Telugu Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Italic *dekem (Ten.), Latin -anus

Detailed word origin of dean

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*déḱm̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Ten.
*déḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
X English (eng) Intersex or non-binary (in passports and identification documents). (databases) A transaction. An unknown quantity or unknown value. (slang) Ecstasy, a particular street drug. (North America) Cross, crossing. (informal) Christ (British, _, film certificate, dated) Suitable only for those aged 16 or (later) 18 years and over.. (movie rating) Obscene. (lacrosse) The spot behind the goal.. Any [...]
Proto-Indo-European Telugu (tel)
*dekem Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Ten.
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
decem Latin (lat) (cardinal) ten; 10.
decānus Late Latin (LL)
decanus Latin (lat) Chief of ten people (in various contexts). Dean.
deien Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
deen Anglo-Norman (xno)
dean English (eng) (intransitive, rare) To serve as a dean.. (transitive, rare, informal) To send (a student) to see the dean of a university. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canons.. A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the [...]

Words with the same origin as dean

Descendants of *déḱm̥
cent century decade den dime dozen eighteen fifteen fourteen hound hundred nineteen percentage poodle seventeen teen teenage teens teeny ten thirteen
Descendants of *déḱ-
eighty fifty forty ninety seventy sixty thirty twenties twenty
Descendants of X
Descendants of -anus
ancient certain chaplain comedian figure figured greek magician mean meaning means methane physician politician romance romano serene soprano sovereign suburban trojan urban veteran villain