form etymology

English word form comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) fourme (Form; shape.), Proto-Germanic *furizô (Former.), Ancient Greek (to 1453) -μορφία, Proto-Germanic *fer-, Proto-Germanic *-umô (Forms comparative or superlative adjectives.), Ancient Greek (to 1453) μόρφα, Ancient Greek (to 1453) μόρφη, Proto-Germanic *fr-

Detailed word origin of form

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fourme Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Form; shape.
*furizô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Former.
-μορφία Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*fer- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*-umô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Forms comparative or superlative adjectives.
μόρφα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
μόρφη Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*fr- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*frumô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) First.
forme French (fra) Form. Shape (geometrical representation). Shape (physical appearance).
forma Latin (lat) A map. Appearance. Beauty. Shape; figure; form.
forma Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) First.
forme Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
former Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
form English (eng) (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).. (UK, education) A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).. (archaic) A class or rank in society.. (computing, programming) A window or dialogue box.. (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not [...]

Words with the same origin as form

Descendants of fourme
cheese cheeseburger cheesecake cheesy cottage formal formality format formation former formula inform informal informant information informed transform uniform
Descendants of -μορφία
Descendants of *-umô
Descendants of *fr-