discount etymology

English word discount comes from Malayalam discomputo, and later Old French desconter (To discount (reduce a monetary sum).)

Detailed word origin of discount

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
discomputo Malayalam (mal)
desconter Old French (fro) To discount (reduce a monetary sum).
décompte French (fra)
discount English (eng) (of a, store) Specializing in selling goods at reduced prices. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.. A reduction in price.. The rate of interest charged in discounting. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like.. To leave out of account or regard as unimportant.. To lend money [...]