doc etymology

English word doc comes from Latin -ator, Latin doceo, Old French (842-ca. 1400) doctur (Scholar; academic.)

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Detailed word origin of doc

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ator Latin (lat) Enlarged form of -tor, used to form agent nouns; -ator, -er.
doceo Latin (lat) (drama) I rehearse, present on stage. I teach, instruct; tell, inform; show, demonstrate.
doctur Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Scholar; academic.
doctor Latin (lat) (Ecclesiastical Latin) catechist. Teacher, instructor.
Doktor German (deu) (academia) doctor. (medicine, colloquial) doctor.
doctour Anglo-Norman (xno)
doctour Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Doctor (medical practitioner).
doctor English (eng) (dated) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency.. (obsolete) A teacher; one skilled in a profession or a branch of knowledge; a learned man.. A fish, the friar skate.. A nickname for a person who has special knowledge or talents to manipulate or arrange transactions.. A person who has attained a doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D. or [...]
doc English (eng) (informal) A doctor.

Words with the same origin as doc

Descendants of -ator
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Descendants of doceo
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