solve etymology

English word solve comes from Latin luo (I expiate.. I pay.. I satisfy.. I suffer.)

Detailed word origin of solve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
luo Latin (lat) I expiate.. I pay.. I satisfy.. I suffer.
solvere Latin (lat)
solve English (eng) (obsolete) A solution; an explanation. (mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.. (mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.. To find an answer or solution to a [...]

Words with the same origin as solve

Descendants of luo
absolute dissolve resolve sol solution