Explicit etymology


English word explicit comes from Latin evanescere, Latin plicare, Latin plico, and later French expliquer (To explain.)

Etymology of explicit

Detailed word origin of explicit

Dictionary entry Language Definition
evanescere Latin (lat)
plicare Latin (lat)
plico Latin (lat) (transitive) I arrive (this meaning comes from sailors, for whom the folding of a ship’s sails meant arrival on land). (transitive) I fold, bend or flex; I roll up.
explico Latin (lat) (of speech) I develop, set forth, exhibit. I deploy, extend, display. I disentangle, solve, settle, arrange, regulate, adjust. I explain. I unfold, unfurl, uncoil, loosen, undo.
expliquer French (fr) To explain.
explicitus Latin (lat)
explicite French (fr) Explicit, unequivocal, overt.
explicit English (en) (euphemism) Containing material (e.g. language or film footage) that might be deemed offensive or graphic.. Very specific, clear, or detailed. (obsolete) Used at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.

Words with the same origin as explicit

Descendants of plicare

accomplice display employ exploit imply supply

Descendants of plico

application apply multiply simplicity single