Fact etymology


English word fact comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, and later Proto-Italic *fakiō (To make.)

Etymology of fact

Detailed word origin of fact

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*fakiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To make.
facio Romanian (ron)
facio Latin (lat) I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose.
hacer Spanish (es) (reflexive) to become; to get. (reflexive) to get used to. To do, to make. To play (a part in a play).
factus Latin (lat)
fact English (en) Used before making a statement to introduce it as a trustworthy one. (archaic) Action; the realm of action.. (legal, obsolete, _, except in set phrases) A wrongful or criminal deed.. (obsolete) A feat or meritorious deed.. An honest observation.. An objective consensus on a fundamental reality that has been agreed upon by a substantial number of experts.. Information about a particular [...]