mistress etymology

English word mistress comes from Latin magis (Better. More. More greatly. Rather.), Latin -ter (-ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.), Latin -ester, Latin mag-, Latin glomeria, Proto-Indo-European *-tero-

Detailed word origin of mistress

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magis Latin (lat) Better. More. More greatly. Rather.
-ter Latin (lat) -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.
-ester Latin (lat)
mag- Latin (lat)
glomeria Latin (lat) (Medieval, now historical) Glomery: formal Latin grammar, as taught in grammar schools.
*-tero- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
magester Old Latin (itc-ola)
magistrum Latin (lat)
maistre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Master; Master; magister (honorific title for a scholar).
mistress English (eng) (transitive) Of a woman: to master; to learn to a high degree of proficiency. (Scotland) A married woman; a wife.. (obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls.. A dominatrix.. A female companion to a master (a man with control, authority or ownership). A female teacher.. A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.. A [...]

Words with the same origin as mistress

Descendants of magis
headmaster headmistress maestro master mastermind masterpiece missus mister
Descendants of -ter
administer administration administrative administrator minister ministry ultra
Descendants of *-tero-
aneurysm magistrate sins veal veteran weather wit with withdraw wither without withstand