Cost etymology


English word cost comes from Latin sto, Latin con-

Etymology of cost

Detailed word origin of cost

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
com- Latin (lat)
consto Latin (lat) To agree, correspond, fit. To be certain, decided, agreed upon, consistent. To consist, to be composed of. To cost. To stand still; to remain the same; stand firm. To stand together.
costare Malayalam (mal)
couster Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
costen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cost English (en) To calculate or estimate a price.. To cause something to be lost; to cause the expenditure or relinquishment of.. To incur a charge; to require payment of a price.. To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.