Confuse etymology


English word confuse comes from Latin fundo, Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-mn, Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-no-, Proto-Italic *fundos, English confundo

Etymology of confuse

Detailed word origin of confuse

Dictionary entry Language Definition
fundo Latin (lat) (military) I rout, scatter. (transitive) I extend, spread out. (transitive) I found, make by smelting. (transitive) I pour out, shed. (transitive) I utter. (transitive, figuratively) I moisten, wet.
*bʰudʰ-mn Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bʰudʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to (be) awake
*bʰudʰ-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*fundos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
confundo English (en)
fundus Latin (lat) An authority. Bottom. Farm; piece of land; estate. Foundation. Ground.
confundo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I confound, confuse, jumble together, bring into disorder; disconcert, perplex.. (figuratively) I unite, join, combine, mingle.. I diffuse, suffuse, spread over.. I pour, mingle or mix together; stir up.
confusus Latin (lat)
confus Anglo-Norman (xno)
confuse English (en) (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.. To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.. To mistake one thing for another.. To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.. To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.

Words with the same origin as confuse

Descendants of *bʰudʰ-mn

fond profound

Descendants of *bʰudʰ-

bottom bum