exclusive etymology

English word exclusive comes from Italian s-, Proto-Italic *klaudō (Close.), Italian chiudere ((transitive) to close, shut.)

Detailed word origin of exclusive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
s- Italian (ita) Reduced form of dis-.. Used as an intensifier.. Used in a privative sense: a-, de-, un-.. Used to derive verbs from a noun, adjective or verb.. Used to express a pejorative sense.. Used to form verbs that have a sense of undoing an action: de-, dis-, un-.. Used to form verbs with a sense of exit, separation: dis-, ex-, trans-.. Used to form words that have an opposing sense: un-, in-.
*klaudō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Close.
chiudere Italian (ita) (transitive) to close, shut.
claudere Latin (lat)
exclusus Latin (lat)
exclusivus Latin (lat) Exclusive.
exclusive English (eng) (grammar) A word or phrase that restricts something, such as only, solely, or simply.. A member of a group who exclude others from their society.. Information (or an artefact) that is granted or obtained exclusively. (figuratively) Referring to a membership organisation, service or product: of high quality and/or reknown, for superior members only. A snobbish usage, suggesting that members [...]

Words with the same origin as exclusive

Descendants of s-
exclude
Descendants of *klaudō
clause close closet closure conclude conclusion disclose include underwater water waterfront watermelon