legit etymology

English word legit comes from New Latin logarithmus

Detailed word origin of legit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to collect, to speak, to leak
*leǵ-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*lēg- Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
legis Latin (lat)
legitimus Latin (lat) Just, proper, appropriate. Lawful, legal, legitimate. Legal (of or pertaining to the law).
legitimate English (eng) A person born to a legally married couple. (transitive) To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; especially, to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means. [from 1590] Lawfully begotten, i.e., born to a legally married couple. [from mid-14th century]. Authentic, real, genuine.. Conforming to known principles, or established or accepted rules or standards; [...]
legit English (eng)

Words with the same origin as legit

Descendants of logarithmus
colleague collect collected collecting collection college dignity election elegant elite illegal intelligent lake leak legacy legal legend legendary legitimate lesson log loyalty privilege religion religious