desert etymology

Middle English word desert comes from Latin de- (De-.), Latin servire

Detailed word origin of desert

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
de- Latin (lat) De-.
servire Latin (lat)
deservire Latin (lat)
deservir Old French (fro) To deserve; to merit. To serve well or zealously.
deserte Old French (fro)
deseert Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as desert

Descendants of de-
condescenden debylite decenden deceyven dedicacioun deflouren deformen delicat delicious desayven descriven deseert deserven desiren despect despit dessendaunte destroyen determinen dett devoir diffinicioun dissayven duete
Descendants of servire
servant serven servitour