taste etymology

English word taste comes from Latin taxare, Latin -ito (Forms frequentative verbs from existing verbs.), Vulgar Latin taxitō

Detailed word origin of taste

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
taxare Latin (lat)
-ito Latin (lat) Forms frequentative verbs from existing verbs.
taxitō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*tastō Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
taxito Latin (lat)
*tasto Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I touch, feel.
taster Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To hit; to strike. To taste. To touch.
tasten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
taste English (eng) (countable, and, uncountable) A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. (Wikipedia).. (uncountable, figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals (Wikipedia).. [...]

Words with the same origin as taste

Descendants of taxare
tax taxi touch touchdown touchy