second etymology

English word second comes from Latin secundo (I adjust, adapt, accommodate.)

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Detailed word origin of second

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
secundo Latin (lat) I adjust, adapt, accommodate.
seconder Middle French (frm)
second English (eng) (obsolete) Aid; assistance; help.. One who supports another in a contest or combat, such as a dueller's assistant.. One who supports or seconds a motion, or the act itself, as required in certain meetings to pass judgement etc. (transitive) To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two. (This may come from the English adjective above.). (transitive) [...]