worship etymology

English word worship comes from English -ship, Old English weorþ, Old English -sċiepe, English worth, and later Old English weorþscipe (Honour; worship. The state of being worthy; worthiness.)

Detailed word origin of worship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
weorþ Old English (ang) Honoured, esteemed. Worth, deserving Honour, dignity. Worth, price, value.
-sċiepe Old English (ang)
worth English (eng) (obsolete, except in set phrases) To be, become, betide. (obsolete, except in Scots) Valuable, worth while.. Deserving of.. Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.. Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating. (countable) Value.. (uncountable) Merit, excellence.
weorþscipe Old English (ang) Honour; worship. The state of being worthy; worthiness.
worthschipe Middle English (enm)
worship English (eng) (intransitive) To participate in religious ceremonies.. (transitive) To honour with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.. (transitive) To reverence (a deity, etc.) with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honour of. (by extension) Ardent love.. (obsolete) The condition of being worthy; honour, distinction.. An object of [...]

Words with the same origin as worship

Descendants of -ship
censorship championship citizenship companionship dealership dictatorship internship ladyship leadership lordship ownership partnership relationship scholarship worshipped
Descendants of weorþ
word worth worthless worthwhile worthy