modify etymology

English word modify comes from Latin modus, Latin faciendus, and later Latin modifico ((intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.)

Detailed word origin of modify

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
faciendus Latin (lat)
modificari Latin (lat)
modifico Latin (lat) (intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.
modifier Middle French (frm)
modifien Middle English (enm)
modify English (eng) (intransitive) To be or become modified.. (transitive) To make partial changes to.

Words with the same origin as modify

Descendants of modus
mode model moderate modest modesty module mold mood mould mute