moral etymology

English word moral comes from Latin morem, and later Latin moralis (Of or pertaining to manners, morals or ethics; moral.)

Detailed word origin of moral

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
morem Latin (lat)
moralis Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to manners, morals or ethics; moral.
moral French (fra) Morale, optimism Moral.
moral English (eng) Capable of right and wrong action.. Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one's conscience or ethical judgment.. Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.. Positively affecting the mind, confidence, or will.. Probable but not proved. (obsolete) A morality play.. (of a narrative) The ethical [...]

Words with the same origin as moral

Descendants of morem
immoral morale morality