decision etymology

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

Detailed word origin of decision

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
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.
decisionis Latin (lat)
decision English (eng) (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout (baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.. (chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.. (uncountable) Firmness of conviction.. A choice or judgement.. The act of deciding.

Words with the same origin as decision

Descendants of caedo
accident accidental celeste celestial cement coincidence decay decide incident occasion occasional precise scissors
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
briefcase case casing casual nutcase showcase squash staircase suitcase