decay etymology

English word decay comes from Latin caedo, Latin cadere, Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Latin cado

Detailed word origin of decay

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
cadere Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
cado Latin (lat) (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass. I cease. I decay. I die. I fall.
decido Latin (lat) (figuratively) I decide, determine, settle, terminate, put an end to; agree.. I beat severely, cudgel soundly, thrash.. I cut off or away; clip; reduce, diminish. (intransitive) I die, fall dead.. (intransitive) I fall down or off; collapse; drop, hang down.. (intransitive, figuratively) I sink, perish.
*decadere Malayalam (mal)
decair Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
decay English (eng) A deterioration of condition.. The process or result of being gradually decomposed. (intransitive) To deteriorate, to get worse, to lose strength or health, to decline in quality.. (intransitive, aviation) Loss of airspeed due to drag.. (intransitive, computing, of software) To undergo software rot, that is, to fail to be updated in a changing environment, so as to eventually become legacy [...]

Words with the same origin as decay

Descendants of caedo
accident accidental celeste celestial cement coincidence decide decision incident occasion occasional precise scissors
Descendants of cadere
briefcase case casing casual chance chute nutcase parachute showcase staircase suitcase
Descendants of ex, e
debt delicious delivery demand deny describe desert deserve design desire desperate despite destroy die due duty effect effort event evidence issue say still
Descendants of cado