legend etymology

English word legend comes from Latin legere, and later Middle English (1100-1500) legende (Legend.)

Detailed word origin of legend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
legere Latin (lat)
legendus Latin (lat)
legenda Malayalam (mal)
legende Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Legend (story of unknown origin describing plausible but extraordinary past events; in particular an account the life of a saint).
legende Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Legend.
legend English (eng) (archaic, transitive) To tell or narrate; to recount. A fabricated backstory for a spy, with associated documents and records; a cover story.. A key to the symbols and color codes on a map, chart, etc.. A leading protagonist in a historical legend.. A person related to a legend or legends.. A person with legend-like qualities, such as extraordinary accomplishment.. A plausible story set in [...]

Words with the same origin as legend

Descendants of legere
coil collect collected collecting collection collective collector legion litter recollection