sober etymology

English word sober comes from Latin ebrius ((poetic) full. Drunk, intoxicated.), Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.)

Detailed word origin of sober

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ebrius Latin (lat) (poetic) full. Drunk, intoxicated.
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
sobrius Latin (lat) Sober (not drunk).
sobre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sober English (eng) Dull; not bright or colorful. Moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled. Not drunk; not intoxicated. Not given to excessive drinking of alcohol. Subdued; solemn; grave (often with up) To make or become sober.. (often with up) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.

Words with the same origin as sober

Descendants of se-
absolute assurance assure dissolve reassure resolve secret secretary secretive secure security seduce seduction select selection separate separation sever severance sol solution solve sure