traitor etymology

English word traitor comes from Latin dare, Proto-Celtic *taratrom (Auger.), Latin trans-, Latin trans (Across, beyond.), Albanian tradere

Detailed word origin of traitor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dare Latin (lat)
*taratrom Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Auger.
trans- Latin (lat)
trans Latin (lat) Across, beyond.
tradere Albanian (sqi)
taratrum Latin (lat)
trado Latin (lat) I deliver by teaching, propound, propose, teach.. I give up or surrender (treacherously), betray.. I hand down (to posterity by written communication), narrate, recount.. I hand over, give up, deliver, transmit, surrender; impart; entrust, confide.. I leave behind, bequeath.
trado Portuguese (por) Auger (tool for boring holes in wood).
traditor Latin (lat) Betrayer, traitor. Teacher.
traitor Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Traitor.
traitor English (eng) Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust.. Someone who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country.. Someone who violates his allegiance and betrays his/her country; someone guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place entrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army [...]

Words with the same origin as traitor

Descendants of dare
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Descendants of trans-
jinx tradition traditional train trainee trajectory trance transfer transferred transit transition translate translation translator transmission transmit transparent transport transportation transporting tray treason
Descendants of trans
ashtray trade trademark travis