demi etymology

French word demi comes from Latin dimidius (Half. Halved.)

Detailed word origin of demi

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dimidius Latin (lat) Half. Halved.
*dimedius Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
demi French (fra) (used in time) half (half-hour). A glass of beer of 250 ml volume. Half (fraction) Half.

Words with the same origin as demi

Descendants of dimidius
demi-brigade demi-cadence demi-finale demi-relief demi-teinte