prestigious etymology

English word prestigious comes from Latin stringere, Latin prae- (Before; in front. In charge.)

Detailed word origin of prestigious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stringere Latin (lat)
prae- Latin (lat) Before; in front. In charge.
praestringo Latin (lat) I bind fast; I tie up. I graze, glance off. I squeeze tight; I compress.
praestigiae Latin (lat)
prestigious English (eng) Of high prestige.

Words with the same origin as prestigious

Descendants of stringere
distress district restrain strain strict
Descendants of prae-
depending preach preacher precise precision predict predictable prefer prepare president presumably presume pretend prevent previous price prison prisoner prize rendezvous rent rental surprise surrender vicar