despect etymology

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

Detailed word origin of despect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specere Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
despicio Latin (lat) I disdain or despise. I look down upon.
despectus Latin (lat) A despising, contempt. A looking down upon; a view. A prospect, panorama (view from above). A spectacle (object of contempt).
despect Middle English (enm) Humble, looked down upon, lowly. Despect.

Words with the same origin as despect

Descendants of specere
despit spectacle
Descendants of ex, e
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