deception etymology

English word deception comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin de- (De-.)

Detailed word origin of deception

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
de- Latin (lat) De-.
decipio Latin (lat) I catch, ensnare, entrap, deceive, mislead, beguile, elude, cheat.
decepcion Old French (fro)
deception English (eng) An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead someone into believing a lie or inaccuracy.

Words with the same origin as deception

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase receive reception recipe recover recovery
Descendants of de-
debt decide decision delicate delicious demand deny deputy describe description desert deserve design designed desire desperate despite dessert destroy destruction detective dick due duty still