faith etymology

English word faith comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) fay

Detailed word origin of faith

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fay Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
feyth Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
faith English (eng) (obsolete) Credibility or truth.. A religious belief system.. A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.. An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.. The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.

Words with the same origin as faith

Descendants of fay
faithful faithfully