Detail etymology


English word detail comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) taillier (To cut. To shape.), Old French (842-ca. 1400) de-

Etymology of detail

Detailed word origin of detail

Dictionary entry Language Definition
taillier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To cut. To shape.
de- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Indicating that an action is done more strongly or more vigorously.
detaillier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
detail Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
détail French (fr) Detail (something small enough to escape casual notice, or a profusion of details).
détailler French (fr) To detail (to explain in detail). To retail.
detail English (en) (transitive) (US (?)) to clean carefully (particularly a car) ([ˈdi(ː)teɪɫ]). (transitive) to explain in detail. (transitive, military) to assign to a particular task (countable) A person's name, address and other personal information.. (countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.. (military, law enforcement) A temporary unit or assignment.. (uncountable) A profusion of [...]

Words with the same origin as detail

Descendants of taillier


Descendants of de-