sold etymology

English word sold comes from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂-, and later Italian soldo ((in the plural) money. Penny, cent.)

Detailed word origin of sold

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*solh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
solidus Latin (lat) (Medieval, historical) A bezant: the solidus's debased Byzantine successors.. (Medieval, historical) A shilling, as a unit of account or silver coin.. (historical) A solidus: a Roman ~23-carat gold coin introduced by Diocletian in AD 301. Solid.
soldus Latin (lat)
soldum Late Latin (LL)
soldo Italian (ita) (in the plural) money. Penny, cent.
solde French (fra) (finance) balance (list of credits and debits). Sale (discount period in e.g. a shop) Pay of a soldier or other military person.
sold English (eng) (obsolete) salary; military pay.

Words with the same origin as sold

Descendants of *solh₂-
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