difficile etymology

French word difficile comes from Latin facilis (Easy. That may or can be done or made.), Latin dis-

Detailed word origin of difficile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facilis Latin (lat) Easy. That may or can be done or made.
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
difficilis Latin (lat) (of character) obstinate, intractable, hard to please or manage. Difficult, troublesome.
difficile Old French (fro) Difficult.
difficile French (fra) Choosy, fussy, picky. Difficult.

Words with the same origin as difficile

Descendants of facilis
difficulté facile faciliter facilité faculté
Descendants of dis-
demi dessert direct direction diriger discours discret discuter disparaître dispute distance droit débrouiller découvert découvrir dégager dégueulasse déjeuner déménager dépenser dépêcher déranger désordre dîner