species etymology

Latin word species comes from Latin abstract

Detailed word origin of species

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abstract Latin (lat)
species Latin (lat) (figuratively) a kind, quality, type. (figuratively) honor, reputation. (figuratively) vision, dream, apparition. (legal, later) a special case. A seeing, view, look. A spectacle, sight. External appearance; general outline or shape. Semblance, pretence, pretext, outward show. Show, display.