species etymology

English word species comes from Latin specio (I observe, watch, look at.), Latin -ies

Detailed word origin of species

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
-ies Latin (lat) Used to form an abstract noun, usually from an adjective stem.
species Latin (lat) (figuratively) a kind, quality, type. (figuratively) honor, reputation. (figuratively) vision, dream, apparition. (legal, later) a special case. A seeing, view, look. A spectacle, sight. External appearance; general outline or shape. Semblance, pretence, pretext, outward show. Show, display.
species English (eng) (Christianity) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated.. (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.. (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.. (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of [...]

Words with the same origin as species

Descendants of specio
aspect despicable despise despite disrespect disrespectful expect expected expecting inspect inspection inspector respect respected respectful specific specifically specimen spectacle speculation spice spicy suspect suspicion