sec etymology

English word sec comes from Proto-Germanic *wakōną, English eleven, Proto-Germanic *wakjaną ((transitive) to wake up, to awaken.), Proto-Germanic *wakjaną ((intransitive) to wake, to be awake.), Proto-Italic *sekʷonts, Old English (ca. 450-1100) wæċċe

Detailed word origin of sec

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wakōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
eleven English (eng) The cardinal number occurring after ten and before twelve. Represented as 11 in Arabic digits. (Internet, slang, sarcastic) Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, imitating n00bs who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points.. (countable, US, slang) A number off the charts of a hypothetical scale of one to ten.. (cricket) A cricket team of eleven players. Hence [...]
*wakjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (transitive) to wake up, to awaken.
*wakjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (intransitive) to wake, to be awake.
*sekʷonts Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
wæċċe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
wæccan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To be awake. To keep watch.
*sekʷontinos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Following, second.
wacian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To be awake. To keep watch.
wakien Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) To watch, awake.
wæcce Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Watch.
wecchen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
wacchen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
secundus Latin (lat) (military) fortunate, lucky, victorious, successful (of battle--secundis proeliis). (nautical) favourable, fair (of weather, seas). Next, following. Second. Secondary. Subordinate (ordinal) second, the ordinal number after and before.
wacche Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
second Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (ordinal) second.
watch English (eng) (nautical) A group of sailors and officers aboard a ship or shore station with a common period of duty: starboard watch, port watch.. (nautical) A period of time on duty, usually four hours in length; the officers and crew who tend the working of a vessel during the same watch. (FM 55–501).. A particular time period when guarding is kept.. A person or group of people who guard.. A portable [...]
second English (eng) (with superlative) After the first; at the second rank.. After the first occurrence but before the third. Being of the same kind as one that has preceded; another.. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.. Number-two; following after the first one with nothing between them. The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal number two. [...]
sec English (eng) (colloquial) (A short indeterminate period of time.). (colloquial) Second, 1⁄60 of a minute.

Words with the same origin as sec

Descendants of *wakōną
second watch watchman
Descendants of eleven
first firsthand third
Descendants of *wakjaną
wake wakey
Descendants of *sekʷonts
secondary stop sup