dependent etymology

English word dependent comes from Latin pendere, Latin de- (De-.), Middle French des- (De-; dis-.), Middle French prendre (To take.), Middle French despendre (To depend (on). To detach something that is hanging.)

Detailed word origin of dependent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pendere Latin (lat)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
des- Middle French (frm) De-; dis-.
prendre Middle French (frm) To take.
despendre Middle French (frm) To depend (on). To detach something that is hanging.
dependeo Latin (lat) I am dependent on or governed by.. I depend on, I am derived from.. I hang down, from or on.. I wait for.
desprendre Middle French (frm) (reflexive, se desprendre) to renounce. (transitive) to detach (something from someone).
dépendre French (fra) (intransitive) to belong (to), be part (of). (intransitive) to depend (rely on for support; to be contingent) (transitive) to remove from a gallows. (transitive) to unhang.
dépendant French (fra) Dependent Dependent; one who is dependent.
dependant English (eng) (British) A person who depends on another for support, particularly financial support (= US dependent).. (US).
dependent English (eng) (US) One who relies on another for support. (grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.. (grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages. (medicine) [...]

Words with the same origin as dependent

Descendants of pendere
depend indispensable pension spence suspend suspension
Descendants of de-
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Descendants of des-
debris debut depending discourage dismantle
Descendants of prendre
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