deserve etymology

English word deserve comes from Latin de- (De-.), Latin servire

Detailed word origin of deserve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
de- Latin (lat) De-.
servire Latin (lat)
deservire Latin (lat)
deservir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To deserve; to merit. To serve well or zealously.
deserven Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
deserve English (eng) (obsolete) To earn, win.. (obsolete) To reward, to give in return for service.. (obsolete) To serve; to treat; to benefit.. To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have.

Words with the same origin as deserve

Descendants of de-
debt decide decision delicate delicious demand deny deputy describe description desert design designed desire desperate despite dessert destroy destruction detective dick due duty still
Descendants of servire
blackjack jack jackass jill servant serve service