moderate etymology

English word moderate comes from Latin moder-, Proto-Indo-European *mod-os, and later Latin moderatus (Moderate, restrained, temperate, sober.)

Detailed word origin of moderate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moder- Latin (lat)
*mod-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
moderor Latin (lat) (by extension) I manage, arrange, regulate, rule, guide, govern, direct, control.. I set a measure or bounds to; moderate, mitigate, restrain, allay, qualify.
moderatus Latin (lat) Moderate, restrained, temperate, sober.
moderat Middle English (enm)
moderate English (eng) (intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise. (intransitive) To become less excessive. (transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator. (transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something) One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics. (US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.. Average [...]

Words with the same origin as moderate

Descendants of *mod-os
mode model modern modest modesty modify module mold mood mould