justice etymology

French word justice comes from Latin -itiam, Asturian xurar (To swear (promise).), Proto-Indo-European *h₂yew-, Proto-Italic - tos

Detailed word origin of justice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-itiam Latin (lat)
xurar Asturian (ast) To swear (promise).
*h₂yew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- tos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*jowos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Law. Oath.
*h₂yew-es-tos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ious Old Latin (itc-ola)
ius Latin (lat) Court of law. Law, right, duty.
*jowestos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Just, lawful.
iustus Latin (lat) (figurative) exact, straight, direct. Just, righteous. Justified, merited, well-deserved, due. Lawful, legal.
iustitia Latin (lat) Justice, fairness, equity.
iustice Middle French (frm) Justice.
justice Old French (fro)
justice French (fra) Justice.

Words with the same origin as justice

Descendants of -itiam
-esse délicatesse faiblesse gentillesse grossesse justesse molesse petitesse robustesse vitesse étroitesse
Descendants of xurar
conjurer injure judiciaire judicieux juge jugement jugeote juger jurer juridiction jurisprudence juriste jury juré jus jusant justaucorps juste justification justifier justiticier préjudice préjugé verjus
Descendants of *h₂yew-
judiciel jureur juron
Descendants of - tos
injustice justiticiable