example etymology

English word example comes from Latin emo, Latin de, and later Latin eximo (I banish. I remove or extract.)

Detailed word origin of example

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
emo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I acquire, procure.. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
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 [...]
eximo Latin (lat) I banish. I remove or extract.
exemplum Latin (lat) (in particular) a warning example, lesson, penalty. A copy or transcript. A sample. An example.
essample Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
example Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
example English (eng) A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.. A person punished as a warning to others.. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be [...]

Words with the same origin as example

Descendants of emo
assume consume consumption exemplary presumably presume prompt pronto redeem redemption resume résumé sample vintage
Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort election exact exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced experiment issue say still