escusen etymology

Middle English word escusen comes from Latin causa, Latin de

Detailed word origin of escusen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
causa Latin (lat) For the sake of or on account of (Medieval Latin) thing. (figuratively) justification, explanation. Case, claim, contention. Cause, reason. Motive, pretext. Situation, condition.
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
excusare Latin (lat)
escuser Old French (fro) (reflexive, s'escuser) to excuse oneself. (reflexive, s'escuser) to make excuses.
escusen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as escusen

Descendants of causa
accusacion accusour acuser excusen
Descendants of de
aleggen asaumple aventayle condescenden deciden dee definen deriven descriven desert desiren despect despit dessendaunte destroyen devoir diffinicioun duete edycte example exciten issue menden seuer