piece etymology

English word piece comes from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis (Piece, portion.), Latin fons, Gaulish *pettia, Proto-Celtic *kʷezdis, Gaulish *mēnā, Latin mercor (I trade, deal, sell.), Latin *pettium, Gaulish *pettya

Detailed word origin of piece

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷesdis Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Piece, portion.
fons Latin (lat) (by extension) an origin, a source. A spring, a fountain. Fresh water, spring water.
*pettia Gaulish (cel-gau)
*kʷezdis Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*mēnā Gaulish (cel-gau)
mercor Latin (lat) I trade, deal, sell.
*pettium Latin (lat)
*pettya Gaulish (cel-gau)
*pettiā‎ Gaulish (cel-gau)
fontanus Latin (lat)
*pettia Transalpine Gaulish (xtg)
-tus Latin (lat) Forms collective/abstract nouns from adjectives. Forms action nouns from verbs. Forms adjectives having the sense provided with.. Forms the past participle of verbs.
*pettyā Gaulish (cel-gau)
pettia Latin (lat)
pettia Late Latin (LL)
petia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
piece Anglo-Norman (xno)
*pettia Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
la Late Latin (LL)
pece Old French (fro)
peece Middle English (enm)
piece English (eng) (slang) To produce a work of graffiti more complex than a tag.. (transitive, usually, with together) To assemble (something real or figurative).. To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; often with out. (Scotland, Ireland, UK, US, dialectal) A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.. (US) A pacifier.. (US, Canada, [...]

Words with the same origin as piece

Descendants of *kʷesdis
Descendants of fons
font mart
Descendants of *mēnā
assault cellar consul consulate isolate isolated ma milady milord min mine mineral mining moan moon moonlight my salad salary sally salsa sauce sausage
Descendants of mercor
act applause convent convention course exit gesture habit market merchant pace pass passing password pulse supermarket use used useful useless usual usually virtue