Minister etymology


English word minister comes from Latin minari, Latin -ter (-ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.)

Etymology of minister

Detailed word origin of minister

Dictionary entry Language Definition
minari Latin (lat)
-ter Latin (lat) -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.
parum Latin (lat) Very little, insufficient.
ministrum Latin (lat)
ministre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
ministre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
minister English (en) (transitive) To attend to (the needs of); to tend; to take care (of); to give aid; to give service.. (transitive, archaic) To afford, to give, to supply.. To function as a clergyman or as the officiant in church worship A person who is trained to preach, to perform religious ceremonies and to afford pastoral care at a Protestant church.. A politician who heads a ministry (national or [...]

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