wizard etymology

English word wizard comes from Middle English (1100-1500) wis, English -ard

Detailed word origin of wizard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wis Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
-ard English (eng) Someone who is in a specified condition (“pejorative agent suffix”).
wizard English (eng) (intransitive) To practice wizardry.. (transitive) To conjure. (slang, dated, British) Fine, superb (originally RAF slang). (Internet) One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.. (computing) A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user, an assistant program.. (internet slang) An adult virgin.. (obsolete) A wiseman; a sage.. A man [...]

Words with the same origin as wizard

Descendants of wis
righteous righteousness