Affect etymology


English word affect comes from Latin faciendus, Latin ad- (To.), Latin facio, Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) affecter

Etymology of affect

Detailed word origin of affect

Dictionary entry Language Definition
faciendus Latin (lat)
ad- Latin (lat) To.
facio Latin (lat) I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose.
affecter Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
affecter Anglo-Norman (xno)
afficere Latin (lat)
afficio Latin (lat) I attack, afflict, weaken, impair. I influence, have an effect on. I treat, manage, handle.
affecten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
affect English (en) (transitive) Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body).. (transitive) To influence or alter.. (transitive) To move to emotion.. (transitive, archaic) To assign; to appoint.. (transitive, archaic) To dispose or incline.. (transitive, archaic) To tend to by affinity or disposition.