different etymology

English word different comes from Latin fero, Latin dis-, Portuguese dif-, Latin differro

Detailed word origin of different

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fero Latin (lat) I bear, carry. I cast (a vote); pass or ratify (a law). I report. I suffer, endure. I support, hold up.
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
dif- Portuguese (por)
differro Latin (lat)
differo Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am different, differ, vary.. (transitive) I carry different ways, spread, scatter, disperse, separate.. (transitive, figuratively) I defer, put off, protract, delay, adjourn.. (transitive, figuratively) I distract, disquiet or disturb someone; confound.. (transitive, figuratively) I spread, publish, circulate, divulge; cry down, defame.
differens Latin (lat)
different Old French (fro)
different Middle English (enm)
different English (eng) (mathematics) The different ideal. Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.. Not the same; exhibiting a difference.. Unlike most others; unusual.. Various, assorted, diverse.

Words with the same origin as different

Descendants of fero
cluster difference fertile jinx majority offer parliament prefer refer reference relate relation relations relationship relative ship suffer suffering suspend transfer transferred translate translation translator
Descendants of dis-
address debate defeat delay dessert difficult dinner direct direction director disagree disappear discipline discover discuss disguise display distance distant district dress dressed dressing
Descendants of dif-