example etymology

Middle English word example comes from Latin emo, Latin de, and later Latin eximo (I banish. I remove or extract.)

Detailed word origin of example

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
emo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I acquire, procure.. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
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 [...]
eximo Latin (lat) I banish. I remove or extract.
exemplum Latin (lat) (in particular) a warning example, lesson, penalty. A copy or transcript. A sample. An example.
essample Old French (fro)
example Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as example

Descendants of emo
asaumple redemer redimer sample
Descendants of de
aleggen aventayle condescenden deciden dee definen deriven descriven desert desiren despect despit dessendaunte destroyen devoir diffinicioun duete edycte escusen exciten issue menden seuer