derivative etymology

English word derivative comes from Latin rivus, and later Latin derivo (To derive. To divert. To draw or lead off.)

Detailed word origin of derivative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rivus Latin (lat) (figuratively, of a liquid) A stream.. A gutter.. A small stream (of water); brook, stream.. An artificial watercourse; channel, conduit, canal.
derivo Latin (lat) To derive. To divert. To draw or lead off.
derivatus Latin (lat)
dérivatif Middle French (frm)
derivative English (eng) (finance) Having a value that depends on an underlying asset of variable value.. (legal, copyright) Referring to a work, such as a translation or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to copyright restrictions.. Imitative of the work of someone else.. Lacking originality.. Obtained by derivation; not radical, original, or fundamental. (calculus) The derived function of a [...]

Words with the same origin as derivative

Descendants of rivus
archrival derivate quasi-differentiable ria rival rivalry rivulose