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French word prudent comes from Latin video, and later Latin prudens (Wise, prudent.).

Prudent etymology ?

Prudent detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
video Latin (lat) (passive) I am regarded, seem, appear. (passive, used impersonally) It seems proper or right. I look (at), consider, reflect (upon). I look out for, see to, care for, provide, make sure. I observe, note. I see, perceive; look (at). I understand, perceive, comprehend.
provideo Latin (lat) I am cautious; I act with foresight. I foresee. I look after, care for. I provide, see to.
providentis Latin (lat)
prudens Latin (lat) Wise, prudent.
prudent French (fra) Prudent.

Words with the same origin as prudent

Descendants of video
avis envie pourvu prévoir prévu revoir revue télé télévision vedette vis visa visage viser visible vision visiter visuel voici voilà voir vu évidence évident