Model etymology


English word model comes from Latin modus, and later Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) modelle (Model; replica; reconstruction. Template; model.)

Etymology of model

Detailed word origin of model

Dictionary entry Language Definition
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modulo Latin (lat)
*modellus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
modello Old Italian (it-oit)
modelle Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Model; replica; reconstruction. Template; model.
model English (en) (intransitive) To be a model of any kind.. (intransitive) To make a model or models.. (transitive) To create from a substance such as clay.. (transitive) To display for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.. (transitive) To make a miniature model of.. (transitive) To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model. [...]

Words with the same origin as model

Descendants of modus

modest modesty modify module mood