unit etymology

English word unit comes from Latin unus, Latin -ius, English -ite (Forming adjectives.), Italian unus, Latin -itatem

Detailed word origin of unit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
unus Latin (lat) Alone. One, single (cardinal) one; 1 (Medieval Latin) a, an.
-ius Latin (lat) Genitive suffix for some irregular pronouns. Forming adjectives from nouns.
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives.
unus Italian (ita)
-itatem Latin (lat)
unire Latin (lat)
unitus Latin (lat)
unitas Latin (lat) Agreement, concord. Oneness, unity; state of being one or undivided. Sameness, uniformity.
unité Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Unity (quality of being united).
unity English (eng) (Quakerism) The form of consensus in a Quaker meeting for business which signals that a decision has been reached. In order to achieve unity, everyone who does not agree with the decision must explicitly stand aside, possibly being recorded in the minutes as doing so.. (drama) Any of the three classical rules of drama (unity of action, unity of place, and unity of time).. (legal) The [...]
unite English (eng) (UK, historical) A British gold coin worth 20 shillings, first produced during the reign of King James I, and bearing a legend indicating the king's intention of uniting the kingdoms of England and Scotland. (reciprocal) To come together as one.. (transitive) To bring together as one.
unit English (eng) (mathematics) Having a size or magnitude of one.. For each unit. (Australia, New Zealand) a measure of housing equivalent to the living quarters of one household, an apartment where a group of apartments is contained in one or more multi-storied buildings or a group of dwellings is in one or more single storey buildings, usually arranged around a driveway.. (UK) A unit of alcohol.. (UK, [...]

Words with the same origin as unit

Descendants of unus
reunite uni union unique unison unite united unity universe varsity
Descendants of -ius
battery college conscience council custody desire evidence force office officer official provide quality review robbery television territory trace vice video view vision visit
Descendants of -ite
appetite exquisite favourite
Descendants of -itatem
brunette brutality capability cigarette complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity homosexuality intensity loyalty maturity mentality nationality novelty nudity plenty pocket sensitivity sexuality tablet tabloid