modestie etymology

French word modestie comes from Latin modestus, and later Latin modestia (Moderation. Modesty.)

Detailed word origin of modestie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
modestus Latin (lat) Moderate, calm, restrained, mild. Modest, reserved, discreet.
modestia Latin (lat) Moderation. Modesty.
modestie French (fra) Modesty.

Words with the same origin as modestie

Descendants of modestus
modeste