definen etymology

Middle English word definen comes from Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Latin finire

Detailed word origin of definen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
finire Latin (lat)
definiendum Latin (lat)
definir Old French (fro)
definer Old French (fro) (ambitransitive) to finish; to end.
definen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as definen

Descendants of ex, e
aleggen aleyen awarden condescenden decenden declinacioun declinen deriven descriven deserven despect despit dessendaunte dett diffinicioun edycte escusen example exciten excusen ischewe issue sample sewer sluse
Descendants of finire
fin finaunce finen finischen finishen finisshen fyn fyne fynen