respons etymology

Middle English word respons comes from Latin respondeo, and later Latin responsum (Answer, response.)

Detailed word origin of respons

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
respondeo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I measure up. (of a sound) I re-echo, resound. I am present, I appear, attend. I make a return, yield. I meet or answer (a charge). I meet, agree, accord or correspond with, conform to, answer for. I reply, answer, respond.
responsus Latin (lat)
responsum Latin (lat) Answer, response.
responce Old French (fro)
respounse Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as respons

Descendants of respondeo