previous etymology

English word previous comes from Latin via (Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.)

Detailed word origin of previous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
via Latin (lat) Road, street or path. The right way. Way, method, manner.
praevius Latin (lat) Going before, leading the way.
previous English (eng) (informal, UK) An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions"); loosely, a track record of similar behaviour. (informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon.. (not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.

Words with the same origin as previous

Descendants of via
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