despit etymology

Middle English word despit comes from Latin specio (I observe, watch, look at.), Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.)

Detailed word origin of despit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
despicere Latin (lat)
despectus Latin (lat) A despising, contempt. A looking down upon; a view. A prospect, panorama (view from above). A spectacle (object of contempt).
despectum Latin (lat)
despit Old French (fro)
despit Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as despit

Descendants of specio
despect respect spectacle
Descendants of ex, e
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