suffice etymology

English word suffice comes from Latin facere, Latin sub

Detailed word origin of suffice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facere Latin (lat)
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sufficio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I am sufficient, am adequate, am capable, suffice, avail, satisfy.. (of a building) I lay a foundation for.. I appoint to a vacancy, choose as a substitute, employ in.. I dip, dye, steep, impregnate, tinge, imbue.. I put under or among.. I supply, provide, afford, give, furnish, yield.
souffire Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
suffisen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
suffice English (eng) (intransitive) To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate; to be good enough.. (transitive) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.. To furnish; to supply adequately.

Words with the same origin as suffice

Descendants of facere
affair affect affected defeat defect face facebook faced fact factor factory fair fashion feature perfect perfection profit profitable satisfaction satisfied satisfy scientific terrific testify verify
Descendants of sub
souvenir succeed success successful succession sudden suffer suffering sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion