Corrupt etymology


English word corrupt comes from Latin rumpo, Latin com-, Latin rumpere, Late Latin *corruptiare, and later Old French correcier (To infuriate; to enrage.)

Etymology of corrupt

Detailed word origin of corrupt

Dictionary entry Language Definition
rumpo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I break, interrupt, annul, destroy.. (of the body) I break, split, rupture, burst.. I break, burst, tear, rend, rupture; break asunder, force open.
com- Latin (lat)
rumpere Latin (lat)
*corruptiare Late Latin (LL)
corrumpo Latin (lat) I pervert, corrupt, deprave or infect. I spoil or rot. I taint or contaminate. I tempt or seduce.
*corruptiāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
corruptus Latin (lat)
correcier Old French (fro) To infuriate; to enrage.
corrupt English (en) (intransitive) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.. (transitive) To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify.. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.. In a depraved state; [...]

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