severance etymology

English word severance comes from Latin paro (I prepare, arrange. I provide, furnish. I resolve, purpose.), Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.)

Detailed word origin of severance

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
paro Latin (lat) I prepare, arrange. I provide, furnish. I resolve, purpose.
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
separo Latin (lat) I distinguish. I divide. I separate.
*sēperāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
sevrer Old French (fro) To separate. To sever (to separate by cutting).
sevrance Old French (fro) Separation (act of separating; state of being separated).
severance English (eng) A separation.. A severance payment.. The act of severing or the state of being severed.

Words with the same origin as severance

Descendants of paro
apparatus celestial compare comparison emperor empire empress imperative imperial parachute parade prepare repair scuba separate separation sever
Descendants of se-
absolute assurance assure dissolve reassure resolve secret secretary secretive secure security seduce seduction select selection sober sol solution solve sure