pure etymology

English word pure comes from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥-, Proto-Italic *prō, Proto-Indo-European *pu-, and later Latin *por ((Vulgar Latin) for.)

Detailed word origin of pure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pr̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*prō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*pu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
per Latin (lat) (with accusative) during. (with accusative) through, by means of.
*por Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) for.
pur Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Pure.
pur French (fra) Pure (undiluted). Pure (unspoilt).
purus Latin (lat) Clean; pure. Clear, limpid.
pur Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
pure English (eng) (golf) to hit (the ball) completely cleanly and accurately (of a branch of science) Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.. (of sound) Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.. (phonetics) Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.. Free of foreign material or pollutants.. Free of flaws or imperfections; [...]

Words with the same origin as pure

Descendants of *prō
pro procedure proceed process processed produce product production profile profit profound project promise proposal propose proposition prospect prosperity protect protection protector protest purchase purpose
Descendants of *pu-
balls purgatory purge purity pussy yo you're your