modifier etymology

French word modifier comes from Proto-Indo-European *mod-os, and later Latin modifico ((intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.)

Detailed word origin of modifier

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mod-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modifico Latin (lat) (intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.
modifier French (fra) To change, modify.

Words with the same origin as modifier

Descendants of *mod-os
Modeste accommoder combien comme commode incommoder mode moderne modernité modification modiste module modérateur modération modérer moulage moule moyeu muid ultramoderne