Corruption etymology


English word corruption comes from Latin corrumpo, and later Latin corruptio (Bribery. Corrupt state or condition. Corruption.)

Etymology of corruption

Detailed word origin of corruption

Dictionary entry Language Definition
corrumpo Latin (lat) I pervert, corrupt, deprave or infect. I spoil or rot. I taint or contaminate. I tempt or seduce.
corruptio Latin (lat) Bribery. Corrupt state or condition. Corruption.
corruption French (fr) (figurative) corruption (bribing). Corruption (act of corrupting). Corruption (putrefaction). Corruption (state of being corrupt).
corruption English (en) (computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.. (linguistics) A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.. Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.. The act of changing, or [...]

Words with the same origin as corruption

Descendants of corrumpo

corrupt dialect