Consume etymology


English word consume comes from Latin sumo

Etymology of consume

Detailed word origin of consume

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sumo Latin (lat) I adopt; borrow.. I buy, purchase.. I choose, select.. I exact satisfaction, inflict punishment.. I fascinate, charm.. I obtain, acquire, receive, get, take.. I take, take up, assume; seize; claim, arrogate.. I undertake, begin, enter upon.. I use, apply, employ, spend, consume.
consumo Latin (lat) (of food) I eat, consume, devour.. (of people) I waste, weaken, enervate.. (of time) I spend, consume, pass.. I consume, devour, waste, squander, use up; annihilate, destroy, bring to naught, kill.. I take wholly or completely.
consumer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
consume English (en) (intransitive, obsolete) To waste away slowly.. (transitive) To completely occupy the thoughts or attention of.. (transitive) To destroy completely.. (transitive) To eat.. (transitive) To use (without using up).. (transitive) To use up.

Words with the same origin as consume

Descendants of sumo

assume résumé