principle etymology

English word principle 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 principle

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)
principium Latin (lat) (in the plural) the elements, the first principles. (military, in the plural) the front ranks, camp headquarters. A beginning, an origin. A groundwork, a foundation.
principe Old French (fro)
principle English (eng) (transitive) To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet or rule of conduct. (obsolete) A beginning.. (physics) A rule or law of nature, or the basic idea on how the laws of nature are applied.. (sometimes, pluralized) Moral rule or aspect.. A fundamental assumption or guiding belief.. A fundamental essence, particularly one producing a [...]

Words with the same origin as principle

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