date etymology

French word date comes from Proto-Indo-European *dō, Ancient Greek δάκτυλος, and later Proto-Italic *didō (Give.)

Detailed word origin of date

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dō Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
δάκτυλος Ancient Greek (grc)
*didō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Give.
*dh₃tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Given.
dactylus Latin (lat) (New Latin) finger-like; fingered. (poetry) a dactyl (¯ ˘ ˘), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; this came to be in an allusion to the three joints of the finger. A kind of grape. A precious stone. A sort of grass. A sort of muscle. The date.
dare Latin (lat)
*datos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
datus Latin (lat) (Late Latin) gift.
datum Latin (lat) Gift, present.
data Latin (lat)
data Late Latin (LL)
datille Old French (fro)
date French (fra) Date (point in time).

Words with the same origin as date

Descendants of δάκτυλος
dactyle datte dattier updater