Decide etymology


English word decide comes from Latin caedo, Latin cadere, Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Latin cado

Etymology of decide

Detailed word origin of decide

Dictionary entry Language Definition
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
cadere Latin (lat)
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
cado Latin (lat) (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass. I cease. I decay. I die. I fall.
decido Latin (lat) (figuratively) I decide, determine, settle, terminate, put an end to; agree.. I beat severely, cudgel soundly, thrash.. I cut off or away; clip; reduce, diminish. (intransitive) I die, fall dead.. (intransitive) I fall down or off; collapse; drop, hang down.. (intransitive, figuratively) I sink, perish.
decider Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
deciden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
decide English (en) (ambitransitive) To resolve (a contest, problem, dispute, etc.); to choose, determine, or settle.. (intransitive) To make a judgment, especially after deliberation.. (obsolete) To cut off; to separate.. (transitive) To cause someone to come to a decision.

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