excusen etymology

Middle English word excusen comes from Latin causa, Latin de, and later Latin excuso (I excuse, allege in excuse; literally, free from a charge.)

Detailed word origin of excusen

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 [...]
excuso Latin (lat) I excuse, allege in excuse; literally, free from a charge.
escuser Old French (fro) (reflexive, s'escuser) to excuse oneself. (reflexive, s'escuser) to make excuses.
excusen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as excusen

Descendants of causa
accusacion accusour acuser escusen
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