absolven etymology

Middle English word absolven comes from Latin solvere, Latin ab-, Latin ab

Detailed word origin of absolven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
solvere Latin (lat)
ab- Latin (lat) Absence of. At a distance. Completely, thoroughly. From, away, away from. More remote. Off.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
absolvo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I complete, finish.. (figuratively) I pay off.. (legal) I absolve, acquit, declare innocent.. I loosen from, make loose, detach, untie.
absolvieren German (deu) (theology) to absolve (pronounce free or give absolution from sin). To pass (successfully complete).
absolven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as absolven

Descendants of ab-
abaten abhorren abiect abolisshen abounde abrogat absolucioun absolut abstinent abstractive abundaunce abundaunt abundauntly abusen abusioun habaundance habundaunt
Descendants of ab
abjuren abnegacioun absence adverten avancen avantage avauncen avauntage sans sconce sconse sense skonce