decide etymology

English word decide 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 decide

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.
decider Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
deciden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
decide English (eng) (ambitransitive) To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.. (intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.. (obsolete) To cut off; to separate.. (transitive) To cause someone to come to a decision.

Words with the same origin as decide

Descendants of caedo
accident accidental celeste celestial cement coincidence decay 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
squash