Dignity etymology


English word dignity comes from Proto-Italic *degnos, Romanian lemn (Timber. Wood.), Proto-Indo-European *deḱ-no

Etymology of dignity

Detailed word origin of dignity

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*degnos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
lemn Romanian (ron) Timber. Wood.
*deḱ-no Proto-Indo-European (ine)
dignus Latin (lat) Appropriate, fitting, worthy, meet.
demn Romanian (ron) Dignified, worthy, respectable.
dignitatem Latin (lat)
dignite Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
dignitee Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
dignity English (en) (obsolete) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.. Decorum, formality, stateliness.. High office, rank, or station.. One holding high rank; a dignitary.. The state of being dignified or worthy of esteem: elevation of mind or character.