modest etymology

English word modest comes from Proto-Indo-European *mod-os

Detailed word origin of modest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mod-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modes- Latin (lat)
modeste Middle French (frm)
modest English (eng) (especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements; unpretentious, humble.. Small, moderate in size.

Words with the same origin as modest

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