factor etymology

English word factor comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, and later Proto-Italic *fakiō (To make.)

Detailed word origin of factor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fakiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To make.
facio Romanian (ron)
facio Latin (lat) I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose.
hacer Spanish (spa) (reflexive) to become; to get. (reflexive) to get used to. To do, to make. To play (a part in a play).
factus Latin (lat)
factor Latin (lat) One who or which does or makes something; doer, maker, performer, perpetrator, agent, player.
facteur Middle French (frm)
factor English (eng) (Scotland) A steward or bailiff of an estate.. (economics) A resource used in the production of goods or services, a factor of production.. (legal). (mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole.. (now, _, rare) An agent or representative.. (obsolete) A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.. (root cause analysis) Influence; a [...]

Words with the same origin as factor

Descendants of *dʰeh₁-
affair audience credit difficult do done effect face fact factory fair familiar family fashion freedom incredible indeed kingdom miss odd perfect sacrifice terrific u wide