Absolute etymology


English word absolute comes from Latin solvo, Latin ab

Etymology of absolute

Detailed word origin of absolute

Dictionary entry Language Definition
solvo Latin (lat) Cancel, remove, destroy. Dissolve, break up, separate. Loosen, untie, undo; free [up], release, acquit, exempt. Pay [up], fulfil. Relax, slacken, weaken. Solve, explain. To dismiss (troops). To get rid of (feelings). To let down (hair). To open (a letter). To raise (a siege). To set sail (ships). To undermine. To unfurl.
ab Latin (lat) (source of action or event) by, of. (time) after, since. At, on, in. From, away from, out of.
absolvo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I complete, finish.. (figuratively) I pay off.. (legal) I absolve, acquit, declare innocent.. I loosen from, make loose, detach, untie.
absolvieren German (de) (theology) to absolve (pronounce free or give absolution from sin). To pass (successfully complete).
absolutus Latin (lat)
absolut Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
absolut Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
absolute English (en) (Irish, Welsh) An inflected verb that is not preceded by any number of articles or compounded with a preverb. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. (archaic) Certain; free from doubt or uncertainty (e.g. a person or prediction). [First attested in the early 17th century.]. (archaic) Complete in itself; perfect. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]. (art) Concerned entirely with expressing [...]

Words with the same origin as absolute

Descendants of solvo

resolve sol solution solve

Descendants of ab

advance advantage advertise sense sensor