devoir etymology

French word devoir comes from Latin habuistis, Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Latin dehibeo

Detailed word origin of devoir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
habuistis Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
dehibeo Latin (lat)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
debeo Latin (lat) To be bound, in duty bound to do something; "I ought", "I must", "I should". To have or keep from some one. To owe something, to be under obligation to and for something.
deveir Old French (fro)
devoir French (fra) Duty. Exercise (set for homework) (literary, intransitive, in imperfect subjunctive, with inversion of subject) (even) though it be necessary (+ infinitive). (reflexive, ~ de) to have a duty to. (transitive) to owe (money, obligation and etc). Must, to do or have with certainty. Must, to have to (as a requirement).

Words with the same origin as devoir

Descendants of ex, e
dans de debout demain demander depuis dernier derrière devant devenir dieu dont dès décision déjeuner désolé détruire effet en enfin essayer ont quand souvent
Descendants of dehibeo
dette débit débiteur endetter