reduce etymology

Romanian word reduce comes from Proto-Italic *doukō (Lead.), Latin re-, Proto-Indo-European *dewk-s, Old French reduire (To reduce.)

Detailed word origin of reduce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*doukō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lead.
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
*dewk-s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
reduire Old French (fro) To reduce.
ducere Latin (lat) "be thou led, be thou guided". "to lead, to guide".
dux Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) duke. Commander, general. Leader. Prince, ruler.
reduire Middle French (frm) To reduce.
duce Romanian (ron) (intransitive) to lead, to go. (reflexive, with accusative) to go. (reflexive, with accusative; figuratively) to die. (transitive) to carry, to lead Duke.
reduco Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I quell, I subdue, I subjugate [10th C.]. (figuratively) I bring back, restore, recall, revive, replace; reform. (figuratively) I bring, make or reduce to a certain condition or quality. (figuratively) I bring, produce or get out a quantity of. (military, of troops) I withdraw, cause to retreat, draw off, remove. I lead, draw, bring or conduct back; bring or accompany home.
réduire French (fra) (chemistry, cooking) to reduce. (medicine) to reduce, set. (military) to capture (place), quell (opposition etc.). (pronominal) to amount, come down à to. To cut (prices); to shorten (text); to reduce, scale down (pictures etc.). To reduce. To reduce (someone) à to. To reduce (something) en to.
reduce Romanian (ron) (transitive) to reduce, to lessen.

Words with the same origin as reduce

Descendants of *doukō
abduce aduce aducător apeduct arăduce conduce condus deduce ducat duce duct ducă duș educa induce introduce mânca mâncărime produce produs redus răduce seduce sedus
Descendants of re-
aresta cunoscut ramas rece reclamă religie repara repeta replica reprezenta respecta respira retrage revedea reveni rezista rezolva răceală răcoare rămas rămâne răspunde răspuns
Descendants of *dewk-s
ducere reducere reductor reducător reducție