professor etymology

English word professor comes from Latin fateor (I acknowledge, own.. I confess, admit.. I show, indicate.)

Detailed word origin of professor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fateor Latin (lat) I acknowledge, own.. I confess, admit.. I show, indicate.
profiteor Latin (lat) I declare publicly, own (up to) or confess openly, acknowledge, avow, profess.. I make a public statement or a return of.. I make a show of, show, display.. I offer freely, promise.. I profess, claim; I declare myself (as), practice (as).
professor Latin (lat) Teacher, professor.
proffessur Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (Anglo-Norman) one who professes.
professor English (eng) (US, slang) A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.. (archaic) One who professes (a professor of Judaism, a professor of Christianity, a professor of Mahometanism (Islam)).. A higher ranking for a teacher or faculty member at a college or university. Abbreviated Prof.. A teacher or faculty member at a college or university.. An honorific title for a higher-ranking teacher. (Capitalised). The [...]

Words with the same origin as professor

Descendants of fateor
confess confession profession professional