English word device comes from Latin divisum, Latin dividere.

Device etymology history

Device detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
divisum Latin (lat)
dividere Latin (lat)
divisus Latin (lat)
devis Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Divided; divided up Difference (quality of being different, of being non-identical). Division (act of dividing into multiple parts; result of this division). Separation (quality of being separated, of not being a single unit).
device English (eng) (Ireland) An improvised explosive device, home-made bomb. (archaic) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.. (computing) A peripheral device; an item of hardware.. (legal) An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.. (obsolete) A spectacle or show.. (obsolete) Opinion; decision.. (printing) An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.. [...]

Words with the same origin as device

Descendants of dividere
division individual