descriven etymology

Middle English word descriven comes from Latin scribo (I write.), Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.)

Detailed word origin of descriven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
scribo Latin (lat) I write.
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
de- Latin (lat) De-.
describo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I mark off, establish, define, divide or distribute into parts.. (figuratively) I represent, delineate, describe.. I copy off or transcribe something from the original, write down, write out.. I describe in painting or writing, draw, draw out, sketch off.
descrivre Old French (fro) To describe.
descriven Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as descriven

Descendants of scribo
proscriben proscripcion schrifen schriven shriven
Descendants of ex, e
aleggen aleyen awarden condescenden decenden declinacioun declinen deriven deserven despect despit dessendaunte dett diffinicioun edycte escusen example exciten excusen ischewe issue sample sewer sluse