lapse etymology

English word lapse comes from Latin murem, Latin muris, Latin -tus, Proto-Indo-European *leb-, Proto-Indo-European *leh₂b-, Latin labi, and later Latin lapsus (Gliding, sliding, slipping, falling.)

Detailed word origin of lapse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
murem Latin (lat)
muris Latin (lat)
-tus Latin (lat) Forms collective/abstract nouns from adjectives. Forms action nouns from verbs. Forms adjectives having the sense provided with.. Forms the past participle of verbs.
*leb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to hang down, to hang loosely , to hang loosely, droop, sag, blade, to hang down, droop
*leh₂b- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
labi Latin (lat)
laborem Latin (lat)
lapsus Latin (lat) Gliding, sliding, slipping, falling.
laps Middle French (frm)
lapse English (eng) (intransitive) To become void.. (intransitive) To fall away gradually; to subside.. (intransitive) To fall into error or heresy.. To fall or pass from one proprietor to another, or from the original destination, by the omission, negligence, or failure of somebody, such as a patron or legatee.. To slip into a bad habit that one is trying to avoid. (legal) A common-law rule that if the person [...]

Words with the same origin as lapse

Descendants of -tus
act applause bypass convent convention conventional course exit gesture habit market pace pas pass passing password pulse supermarket use used useful useless usual usually virtue
Descendants of *leb-
collapse elaborate lab label labor laboratory labour lap laptop lip lipstick
Descendants of *leh₂b-
Descendants of labi