expect etymology

English word expect comes from Latin specto (I consider. I test. I watch, observe, look at, see.), Latin de

Detailed word origin of expect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specto Latin (lat) I consider. I test. I watch, observe, look at, see.
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 [...]
exspecto Latin (lat) I expect. I wait for.
expectare Latin (lat)
expect English (eng) (continuous aspect only, of a woman or couple) To be pregnant, to consider a baby due.. (obsolete, intransitive) To wait; to stay.. (obsolete, transitive) To wait for; to await.. To consider obligatory or required.. To consider reasonably due.. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, [...]

Words with the same origin as expect

Descendants of specto
disrespect expectation expected expecting inspection respect respectful spectacle spectator
Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort election exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit experience experienced experiment issue sample say still