state etymology

English word state comes from Latin status (Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.)

Detailed word origin of state

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
status Latin (lat) Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.
estat Old French (fro) Condition. Government. State.
state English (eng) (obsolete) stately (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.. (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.. (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.. (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.. (mathematics, stochastic processes) [...]

Words with the same origin as state

Descendants of status
backstage constitution constitutional estate institute institution interstate onstage prostate prostitute stage statement states statue statute substitute upstate