specimen etymology

French word specimen comes from Latin specto (I consider. I test. I watch, observe, look at, see.), Latin -men (Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.)

Detailed word origin of specimen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specto Latin (lat) I consider. I test. I watch, observe, look at, see.
-men Latin (lat) Forms neuter nouns of the third declension.
specimen Latin (lat) Example, pattern, model. Mark, token, sign, indication. Ornament, honor.
specimen French (fra)

Words with the same origin as specimen

Descendants of specto
inspection respecter spectacle spectaculaire spectaculairement spectateur
Descendants of -men
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