profit etymology

English word profit comes from Latin proficiscor (I set out, depart, leave.), Latin proficio, Latin faciendus, Latin pro

Detailed word origin of profit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proficiscor Latin (lat) I set out, depart, leave.
proficio Latin (lat) I advance, make progress.. I benefit, profit, take advantage.. I depart, set out.. I help, contribute, am useful.
faciendus Latin (lat)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
proficere Latin (lat)
profectus Latin (lat) Advance, progress, effect, increase, growth, profit, success.
profit Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
profit Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
profit English (eng) (intransitive, construed with from) To benefit, gain.. (intransitive, construed with from) To take advantage of, exploit, use.. (transitive) To benefit (somebody), be of use to (somebody). (accounting, economics) Total income or cash flow minus expenditures. The money or other benefit a non-governmental organization or individual receives in exchange for products and services sold at an [...]

Words with the same origin as profit

Descendants of proficiscor
Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose