debt etymology

English word debt comes from Latin habuistis, Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Spanish debitum

Detailed word origin of debt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
habuistis Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
debitum Spanish (spa)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
*dehibeo Latin (lat)
debitus Latin (lat)
dēbita Malayalam (mal)
debita Latin (lat)
dete Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Debt.
dett Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
debt English (eng) (legal) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.. An action, state of mind, or object one has an obligation to perform for another, adopt toward another, or give to another.. Money that one person or entity owes or is required to pay to another, generally as a result of a loan or other financial transaction.. The state or condition of owing something to [...]

Words with the same origin as debt

Descendants of ex, e
decide decision delicious delivery demand deny describe desert deserve design desire desperate despite destroy die due duty effect effort event evidence issue say still