editor etymology

English word editor comes from Latin dare, Proto-Indo-European *h₁édti (To eat.), Latin de

Detailed word origin of editor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dare Latin (lat)
*h₁édti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) To eat.
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
*edō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Eat.
edo Latin (lat) I give out, put or bring forth; eject, discharge.. I produce, bear, give birth to, yield, form, beget.. I produce, perform, show, inflict, bring about, cause.. I put forth, publish, spread abroad, circulate.. I raise up, lift, elevate.. I set forth, relate, tell, disclose, deliver, announce, declare.
editus Latin (lat) A voiding, defecation, †dejection, excrement (figuratively) superior. (of places) elevated, high, lofty. Set forth, heightened.
ēditor Malayalam (mal)
editor English (eng) (computer software) A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.. (television, cinematography) Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.. A copy editor.. A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film. A person at a newspaper, publisher or similar institution who edits stories [...]

Words with the same origin as editor

Descendants of dare
add addition additional command commander commanding commandment commando commend commodore data database date die mandate mandatory recommend recommended stardate update vendor
Descendants of *h₁édti
eat eating eats edible edit edition editorial forget fret get getaway got
Descendants of de
award dick due duty effect effort election exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced experiment issue sample say still