legacy etymology

English word legacy comes from Latin lex, New Latin logarithmus, and later Proto-Italic *legō (Gather, collect.)

Detailed word origin of legacy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lex Latin (lat) (figurative) a bill which has become a law, a law. (figurative) a condition, stipulation. (figurative) a contract, agreement, covenant. (figurative) a precept, regulation, principle, rule, mode, manner. A proposition or motion for a law made to the people by a magistrate, a bill.
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to collect, to speak, to leak
*legō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Gather, collect.
legere Latin (lat)
legatia Malayalam (mal)
legacie Old French (fro)
legacy English (eng) (legal) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.. (university and society admissions) The descendant of an alumnus.. Something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage. Left over from the past; no longer current.

Words with the same origin as legacy

Descendants of lex
colleague collect collected collecting collection collective collector college election elegant elite illegal intellectual intelligent legal legend legendary legitimate lesson loyalty religion religious select selection
Descendants of logarithmus
dignity lake leak log privilege