difficile etymology

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

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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 Latin (lat) (New Latin) Used as a specific epithet.

Words with the same origin as difficile

Descendants of dis-
diligenter diligentia disciplina