decency etymology

English word decency comes from Proto-Indo-European *dḱ-eh₁-yé-, Proto-Indo-European *dḱ-eh₁-(yé)-ti, Proto-Indo-European *dek-, and later Proto-Italic *dekēō (Fit, be right.)

Detailed word origin of decency

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dḱ-eh₁-yé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dḱ-eh₁-(yé)-ti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dek- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*deke- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dekēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Fit, be right.
decet Latin (lat) It adorns. It is decent, suitable, seemly, or proper.
decentis Latin (lat)
decentia Latin (lat) Decency, comeliness, becomingness.
decency English (eng) That which is proper or becoming.. The quality of being decent; propriety.

Words with the same origin as decency

Descendants of *dḱ-eh₁-yé-
decent
Descendants of *dek-
ponytail restart start tail tails