provide etymology

English word provide comes from Latin video

Detailed word origin of provide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
video Latin (lat) (passive) I am regarded, seem, appear. (passive, used impersonally) It seems proper or right. I look (at), consider, reflect (upon). I look out for, see to, care for, provide, make sure. I observe, note. I see, perceive; look (at). I understand, perceive, comprehend.
provideo Latin (lat) I am cautious; I act with foresight. I foresee. I look after, care for. I provide, see to.
provide English (eng) (obsolete, Latinism) To foresee.. To act to prepare for something.. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See provisor.. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate.. To furnish (with), cause to be present.. To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs.. To make a living; earn money for necessities.. To make possible or attainable.

Words with the same origin as provide

Descendants of video
advise advisor envious envy evidence luxurious luxury preview providence review supervise supervisor survey television verdict vice view viewing visible vision visit visitor vista visual