Exchange etymology


English word exchange comes from Latin evanescere, Latin cambiare, and later Latin *excambio (I exchange.)

Etymology of exchange

Detailed word origin of exchange

Dictionary entry Language Definition
evanescere Latin (lat)
cambiare Latin (lat)
*excambio Latin (lat) I exchange.
*excambiāre Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*excambiare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
eschangier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive) to exchange.
eschaungier Anglo-Norman (xno)
eschaungen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
exchange English (en) (transitive) To replace with, as a substitute.. (transitive) To trade or barter.