divorce etymology

French word divorce comes from Latin verto, Latin di-, and later Latin diversus (Diverse, different. Hostile. Opposite. Separate, apart.)

Detailed word origin of divorce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
verto Latin (lat) I exchange. I retreat. I reverse (transitive). I translate. I turn around. I turn, revolve.
di- Latin (lat)
divortere Latin (lat)
divorsus English (eng)
diversus Latin (lat) Diverse, different. Hostile. Opposite. Separate, apart.
divortium Latin (lat) Divorce. Separation.
divorce French (fra) Divorce.

Words with the same origin as divorce

Descendants of verto
adverse ailleurs anniv anniversaire avertir conversion convertir divers envers prose revers unifier univers vers versant versement verser version verso versus versé vertige vertèbre vortex
Descendants of di-
digestif diligemment diligent disjoindre distance distinction distinguer diversité déjoindre