Discover etymology


English word discover comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) descovrir ((by extension) to discover. To uncover, to reveal.)

Etymology of discover

Detailed word origin of discover

Dictionary entry Language Definition
descovrir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (by extension) to discover. To uncover, to reveal.
discover English (en) (obsolete) To manifest without design; to show; to exhibit.. (transitive, archaic) To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.. (transitive, chess) To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.. (transitive, now, rare) To expose, uncover.. (transitive, obsolete) To reconnoitre, explore (an area).. (transitive, obsolete) To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, [...]

Words with the same origin as discover

Descendants of descovrir