passive etymology

English word passive comes from Latin patior (I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.), Proto-Indo-European *pent-, Proto-Indo-European *patno-, Old Latin mīlle passum

Detailed word origin of passive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
patior Latin (lat) I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*patno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mīlle passum Old Latin (itc-ola)
pando Latin (lat) I spread or open (out), extend. I spread out to dry. I unfold or expand.
passivus Latin (lat)
passif Old French (fro)
passive English (eng) (countable, grammar) A form of a verb that is in the passive voice.. (uncountable, grammar) The passive voice of verbs. (aviation) Without motive power.. (finance) Not participating in management.. (grammar) Being in the passive voice.. (psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.. Being subjected to an action without producing a reaction.. Taking [...]

Words with the same origin as passive

Descendants of patior
bypass compass impatient mile mileage millennium million millionaire pace pacey pas pass passage passenger passing passion passionate passport password past patient trespass
Descendants of *pent-
find finder pad path patrol spread widespread