decet etymology

Latin word decet comes from Proto-Italic *dokeō (Teach, instruct. Tell, inform.)

Detailed word origin of decet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to take
*dokeō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Teach, instruct. Tell, inform.
doceo Latin (lat) (drama) I rehearse, present on stage. I teach, instruct; tell, inform; show, demonstrate.
*dḱ-eh₁-(yé)-ti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dekēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Fit, be right.
decet Latin (lat) It adorns. It is decent, suitable, seemly, or proper.