caytif etymology

Middle English word caytif comes from Latin capere, Latin -ivus (Adjective suffix.), Gaulish *cactos

Detailed word origin of caytif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
capere Latin (lat)
-ivus Latin (lat) Adjective suffix.
*cactos Gaulish (cel-gau)
captivus Latin (lat) A captive, a prisoner Captive. Captured. Imprisoned.
chaitif Old French (fro)
caytif Middle English (enm) Wretch; miserable person.

Words with the same origin as caytif

Descendants of capere
acatour cacchen cas catour chacer chaser chasour conceiven conceptioun deceyven desayven dissayven occupacioun part-takinge part-takynge perceiven receiven
Descendants of -ivus
abstractive acointen aqueinten cognicion