cost etymology

Middle English word cost comes from Latin sto, Latin costa ((anatomy) a rib. A side, a wall.), Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-, Latin con-, Proto-Indo-European - -tus

Detailed word origin of cost

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
costa Latin (lat) (anatomy) a rib. A side, a wall.
*ǵews- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
- -tus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
coste Old French (fro) (anatomy) rib. (by extension) coast. Side (of an object).
com- Latin (lat)
koste Middle Low German (gml)
*ǵéwstus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Taste.
constat Latin (lat)
*kustuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Trial, choice.
costare Malayalam (mal)
cyst Old English (ang) Choice. Choicest, best. Excellence, good quality.
couster Old French (fro)
costen Middle English (enm)
kostr Old Norse (non)
cost Old English (ang) Chosen, choice. Tried, proven; excellent Condition, manner, way. Option, choice; possibility.
coust Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as cost

Descendants of sto
constant costen coust destaunce distance distaunce estaat establissen estacioun instant rest reste restyffe stage status
Descendants of *ǵews-
bicasten chesen chois chooce chos chosen cor core costnien costning costnunge cure custe custi kire kisti walkirie walkyrie withchosen ȝecoren
Descendants of con-
accounten acomplissen cognicion comaunden companion compas comper complaynen completen complexion conceiven conceptioun condescenden condicioun condien confessen conformen consecucioun contencion continuel convenient conventicule covercle incompleet
Descendants of - -tus
Oxenford Oxneford flod foord ford furd port waterrflod