permitten etymology

Middle English word permitten comes from Latin pro, Proto-Indo-European *moy-, and later Old French metre (To put, to place.)

Detailed word origin of permitten

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mitto Latin (lat) I announce, tell, report, send word, advise. I attend, guide, escort. I dismiss, disregard. I let or bring out, put or send forth, send out, emit; let blood, bleed; utter a sound, speak, say. I put an end to. I put out, extend, reach out (my hand). I send, cause to go, let go, release, discharge. I throw, hurl, cast, launch, send; throw down, sprinkle. I yield, furnish, produce, export.
metre Old French (fro) To put, to place.
mettre Middle French (frm) To put; to place.
mettre French (fra) (pronominal) to start (+ à) (something / doing something), to get around to doing something. (transitive) to put; to place. (transitive) to set (to lay a table). (transitive, of clothing) to put on.
permittere Latin (lat)
permettre Middle French (frm) To permit, to allow.
permitten Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as permitten

Descendants of pro
processioun profit proponen proporcion proscriben proscripcion protesten pur purpos purposen