certain etymology

French word certain comes from Latin -anus, and later Latin *certanus (Certain.)

Detailed word origin of certain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
*certanus Latin (lat) Certain.
certain Old French (fro) Certain; sure.
certain French (fra) Certain: a determined but unspecified amount of ; some Certain; certainty Certain (fixed, determined). Certain (specified, particular). Certain (sure, positive).

Words with the same origin as certain

Descendants of -anus
africain ancien brésilien chrétien citoyen crânien doyen lointain magicien moyen musicien mécanicien politicien putain pute quotidien romain roman samaritain soprano souverain terrien urbain vétéran