prince etymology

English word prince comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Proto-Italic *priisemos (Foremost, first.), Proto-Italic - kaps, Latin ceps

Detailed word origin of prince

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
*priisemos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Foremost, first.
- kaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
ceps Latin (lat)
primus Latin (lat) (ordinal) first.
*priisemokaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Leader Chief, distinguished.
*primoceps Latin (lat)
princeps civitatis Latin (lat)
prince Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Prince.
prince English (eng) (now, archaic, or, historical) A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch. [from 13th c.]. (obsolete) A female monarch.. A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in the United Kingdom) the son or grandson of the monarch. [from 14th c.]. A non-royal high title of nobility, especially in France and the Holy Roman Empire.. A type of court card used in tarot cards, the [...]

Words with the same origin as prince

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception principle purchase receive reception recipe recover recovery
Descendants of *priisemos
premier primal primary prime primitive primo pristine
Descendants of - kaps