certein etymology

Middle English word certein comes from Latin -anus, and later Latin *certanus (Certain.)

Detailed word origin of certein

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
*certanus Latin (lat) Certain.
certain Old French (fro) Certain; sure.
certein Middle English (enm) Certain.

Words with the same origin as certein

Descendants of -anus
Troian auncyen certain cristente