positive etymology

English word positive comes from Latin po- (Off, away.), Proto-Italic *posnō, Latin sino

Detailed word origin of positive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
po- Latin (lat) Off, away.
*posnō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
sino Latin (lat) (with accusative of person and infinitive) I let, permit, suffer.. I put, lay, set down.
positus Latin (lat)
positivus Latin (lat) (grammar) positive (of an adjective, not comparative or superlative). Positive.
positif Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
positive English (eng) (New Age jargon) Good, desirable, healthful, pleasant, enjoyable; (often precedes 'energy', 'thought', 'feeling' or 'emotion').. (chemistry) basic; metallic; not acid; opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.. (chemistry) electropositive. (chiefly, philosophy) Actual, real, concrete, not theoretical or speculative.. (grammar) Describing the primary sense of an [...]

Words with the same origin as positive

Descendants of po-
aboard according accused add affair agree agreement alien appear approach around arrive aside asleep attempt attention available huge position post purpose round size suppose
Descendants of sino
site situation