Mister etymology


English word mister comes from Latin magis (Better. More. More greatly. Rather.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) mǣster, Latin -ter (-ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.), Latin glomeria, Latin -ester, Latin mag-, Proto-Indo-European *-tero-

Etymology of mister

Detailed word origin of mister

Dictionary entry Language Definition
magis Latin (lat) Better. More. More greatly. Rather.
mǣster Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
-ter Latin (lat) -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.
glomeria Latin (lat) (Medieval, now historical) Glomery: formal Latin grammar, as taught in grammar schools.
-ester Latin (lat)
mag- Latin (lat)
*-tero- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
magester Old Latin (itc-ola)
magistrum Latin (lat)
mægester Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Master.
maistre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Master; Master; magister (honorific title for a scholar).
meister Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
master English (en) (by extension) A person holding a similar office in other civic societies.. (dated) A man or a boy; mister. See Master.. (dated) A schoolmaster.. (dated) The head of a household.. (engineering) A device that is controlling other devices or is an authoritative source (e.g. master database).. (film) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.. (freemasonry) [...]
mister English (en) A title conferred on an adult male, usually when the name is unknown. Also (often parent to young child) referring to a man whose name is unknown.. Said in a disapproving tone, a title referring to a man in the middle of a scolding or an argument, or to a boy who has done something wrong. (transitive) To address by the title of "mister".

Words with the same origin as mister

Descendants of magis

headmaster maestro master mistress

Descendants of *-tero-

magistrate veal veteran weather with