Fraud etymology


English word fraud comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrewgʰ-

Etymology of fraud

Detailed word origin of fraud

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰrewgʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
fraudis Latin (lat)
fraude Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
fraude Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fraud English (en) (law) The crime of stealing or otherwise illegally obtaining money by use of deception tactics.. (obsolete) A trap or snare.. A person who performs any such trick.. Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.. The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end. (obsolete) To defraud.

Words with the same origin as fraud

Descendants of *dʰrewgʰ-