sample etymology

English word sample comes from Latin eximo (I banish. I remove or extract.)

Detailed word origin of sample

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
eximo Latin (lat) I banish. I remove or extract.
exemplum Latin (lat) (in particular) a warning example, lesson, penalty. A copy or transcript. A sample. An example.
essample Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
asaumple Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
sample English (eng) (music, transitive) To reuse a portion of (an existing sound recording) in a new piece of music.. (transitive) To take or to test a sample or samples of. (transitive, computer graphics) To make or show something similar to a sample.. (transitive, signal processing) To reduce a continuous signal (such as a sound wave) to a discrete signal. (business) A small piece of some goods, for [...]

Words with the same origin as sample

Descendants of eximo
example exemplary