difficile etymology

Italian word difficile comes from Latin facilis (Easy. That may or can be done or made.), Latin dis-

Detailed word origin of difficile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facilis Latin (lat) Easy. That may or can be done or made.
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
difficilis Latin (lat) (of character) obstinate, intractable, hard to please or manage. Difficult, troublesome.
difficile Italian (ita) Difficult.

Words with the same origin as difficile

Descendants of facilis
facile facoltà
Descendants of dis-
diffondere diffuso diminuire diretto direzione dirigere diritto discorso discreto discutere disponibile distanza distinguere distrarre distratto distrazione distretto distribuire divertimento divertire dritto indispensabile staccare staccato