suspect etymology

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

Detailed word origin of suspect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sus- Latin (lat)
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
suspicio Latin (lat) I admire. I look askance. I look up at or to. I suspect or mistrust.
suspectus Latin (lat) High regard, esteem, respect. The act of looking up or upwards.
suspect Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
suspect English (eng) (intransitive) To have suspicion.. (transitive) To believe (someone) to be guilty.. (transitive) To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).. (transitive) To imagine or suppose (something) to be true, or to exist, without proof.. (transitive, obsolete) To look up to; to respect. (nonstandard) Viewing with suspicion; suspecting.. Viewed with suspicion; suspected. A person who is [...]

Words with the same origin as suspect

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