display etymology

English word display comes from Latin dis-, Latin plica, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) des- (De-; dis-.)

Detailed word origin of display

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
plica Latin (lat)
des- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) De-; dis-.
pleier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Anglo-Norman).
displico Latin (lat) (Late Latin) I scatter.
displicare Malayalam (mal)
desploiier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To unfold.
despleier Anglo-Norman (xno)
displayen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
display English (eng) (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.. (travel, aviation, in a reservation system) The asterisk symbol, used to denote that the following information will be displayed, eg, *H will "display history".. A show or spectacle. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or [...]

Words with the same origin as display

Descendants of dis-
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