sufficient etymology

English word sufficient comes from Latin facere, Latin sub

Detailed word origin of sufficient

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.
sufficiens Latin (lat)
soficient Old French (fro)
sufficient English (eng) The smallest amount needed. (archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to what is needed; enough. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.. Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

Words with the same origin as sufficient

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 suffice suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion