description etymology

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

Detailed word origin of description

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
scribo Latin (lat) I write.
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
describere Latin (lat)
description Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Description.
description English (eng) (taxonomy) A scientific documentation of a taxon for the purpose of introducing it to science.. A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

Words with the same origin as description

Descendants of scribo
describe 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