second etymology

English word second comes from Latin secundus

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Detailed word origin of second

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
secundus Latin (lat) (ordinal) second, the ordinal number after and before (military) fortunate, lucky, victorious, successful (of battle--secundis proeliis). (nautical) favourable, fair (of weather, seas). Next, following. Second. Secondary. Subordinate.
segont Old French (fro)
secund Middle English (enm)
second English (eng) (baseball) Second base.. (music) The interval between two adjacent notes in a diatonic scale (either or both of them may be raised or lowered from the basic scale via any type of accidental).. (usually in the plural) A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards.. (usually in the plural) An additional helping of food.. A chance or attempt to achieve [...]

Words with the same origin as second

Descendants of secundus
sec secondary stop sup