describe etymology

English word describe comes from Latin scribo (I write.), Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.)

Detailed word origin of describe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
scribo Latin (lat) I write.
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
de- Latin (lat) De-.
descriptionem Latin (lat)
descrivre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To describe.
descriven Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
describe English (eng) (obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.. (transitive) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.. (transitive) To represent in words.. (transitive, mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.. (transitive, taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how [...]

Words with the same origin as describe

Descendants of scribo
description prescribe
Descendants of ex, e
debt decide decision delicious delivery demand deny desert deserve design desire desperate despite destroy die due duty effect effort event evidence issue say still