strict etymology

English word strict comes from Proto-Indo-European *streng-, and later Latin stringo (I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.)

Detailed word origin of strict

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*streng- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) stiff, tight
stringo Latin (lat) I press, tighten, compress.. I unsheath.
strictus Latin (lat)
strict English (eng) (botany) Upright, or straight and narrow; — said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.. Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice.. Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.. Rigidly interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted.. Severe in discipline.. Strained; drawn close; tight.. Tense; not relaxed.

Words with the same origin as strict

Descendants of *streng-
distress district prestigious restrain restraint restricted strain strength strengthen strengths stress stressed stressful string strong stronger strongest stronghold