devoir etymology

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

Detailed word origin of devoir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
habuistis Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
dehibeo Latin (lat)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
debeo Latin (lat) To be bound, in duty bound to do something; "I ought", "I must", "I should". To have or keep from some one. To owe something, to be under obligation to and for something.
deveir Old French (fro)
devoir Old French (fro) (modal) to have to; must. To owe Debt.
debvoir Middle French (frm) (modal) to have to; must. To owe (literally, and, figuratively) debt. Duty.
devoir French (fra) (literary, intransitive, in imperfect subjunctive, with inversion of subject) (even) though it be necessary (+ infinitive). (reflexive, ~ de) to have a duty to. (transitive) to owe (money, obligation and etc). Must, to do or have with certainty. Must, to have to (as a requirement) Duty. Exercise (set for homework).
devoir Middle English (enm) Devoir.

Words with the same origin as devoir

Descendants of ex, e
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