Celebrate etymology


English word celebrate comes from Latin celeber

Etymology of celebrate

Detailed word origin of celebrate

Dictionary entry Language Definition
celeber Latin (lat) Containing a multitude, numerous, frequent. Crowded, populous. Honored by a great assembly, famous, celebrated, renowned.
celebro Latin (lat) I celebrate, solemnize, hold (a festival); honor, praise, celebrate in song.. I go to a place or person in large numbers or often; throng, frequent, fill.. I practise, employ, exercise, repeat.. I proclaim, publish, make something known.
celebrate English (en) (intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.. (transitive) To extol or honour in a solemn manner.. (transitive) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.. (transitive) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.

Words with the same origin as celebrate

Descendants of celeber