sacrifice etymology

English word sacrifice comes from Latin facere, Latin sacer, and later Latin sacrifico (I make or offer a sacrifice; I sacrifice.)

Detailed word origin of sacrifice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facere Latin (lat)
sacer Latin (lat) (only poetic and in post-Augustan prose) Execrable, detestable, horrible, infamous; criminal, impious, wicked, abominable, cursed.. Devoted to a divinity for sacrifice, fated to destruction, forfeited, accursed.. Divine, celestial.. Sacred, holy, dedicated to a divinity, consecrated, hallowed (translating Greek ἱερός).
sacrifico Latin (lat) I make or offer a sacrifice; I sacrifice.
sacrificus Latin (lat) (of those sacrificing or praying) Mindful of sacrifices or of religion; prayerful, religious.. Of or pertaining to sacrificing, sacrificial.
sacrificium Latin (lat) Something made sacred or given to a deity, sacrifice.
sacrifice French (fra) Sacrifice.
sacrifice Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sacrifice English (eng) (ambitransitive) To offer (something) as a gift to a deity.. (dated, tradesmen's, _, slang) To sell at a price less than the cost or actual value.. (transitive) To give away (something valuable) to get at least a possibility to gain something else of value (such as self-respect, trust, love, freedom, prosperity), or to avoid an even greater loss.. (transitive) To trade (a value of higher [...]

Words with the same origin as sacrifice

Descendants of facere
affair affect affected defeat defect face facebook faced fact factor factory fair fashion feature perfect perfection profit profitable satisfaction satisfied satisfy scientific terrific testify verify
Descendants of sacer
sacred