security etymology

English word security comes from Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.), Latin curam

Detailed word origin of security

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
curam Latin (lat)
securus Latin (lat) Careless, negligent. Fearless. Quiet, composed, serene. Unconcerned, untroubled, carefree.
securitatem Latin (lat)
seurté Old French (fro) Sureness; certainty; guaranty; promise; pledge; assurance; freedom from care or danger; security.
securite Middle English (enm)
security English (eng) (countable) Something that secures.. (finance) Proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.. (finance) Property etc. temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan.. (finance, often used in plural) A tradeable financial asset, such as a share of stock.W. (legal) Freedom from apprehension.. (legal) Something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or [...]

Words with the same origin as security

Descendants of se-
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