qualify etymology

English word qualify comes from Latin -fico, Latin qualis, and later Latin qualifico ((Medieval Latin) I qualify (invest with a quality).)

Detailed word origin of qualify

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-fico Latin (lat) Forms factitive, causative, or other verbs from the roots of nouns and adjectives.
qualis Latin (lat) (in similes) such...as, such as, as. What (kind, condition etc) (interrogative) of what kind.
qualifico Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I qualify (invest with a quality).
qualifier Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
qualify English (eng) (juggling) To throw and catch each object at least twice.. (now, _, rare) To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.. To certify or license someone for something.. To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage.. To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.. To give individual quality to; to modulate; to [...]

Words with the same origin as qualify

Descendants of -fico
justify sacrifice
Descendants of qualis
quality