recipe etymology

English word recipe comes from Latin capio (I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.), Latin re-

Detailed word origin of recipe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capio Latin (lat) I capture, seize, take. I take in, understand. I take on.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
receptus Latin (lat) Retreat (falling back).
récipé Middle French (frm)
recipe English (eng) (medicine, archaic) A formula for preparing or using a medicine; a prescription; also, a medicine prepared from such instructions. [from 16th c.]. A set of conditions and parameters of an industrial process to obtain a given result.. Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients. [from 17th c.]. By extension, a plan or procedure to obtain a given end result. [from 17th c.]. [...]

Words with the same origin as recipe

Descendants of capio
accept accepted cap capacity catch chase concept deceive deception except exception exceptional intercept occupation occupy participate perception prince principle purchase receive reception recover recovery
Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship