Modest etymology


English word modest comes from Proto-Indo-European *mod-os

Etymology of modest

Detailed word origin of modest

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*mod-os Proto-Indo-European (ine)
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
modes- Latin (lat)
modeste Middle French (frm)
modest English (en) (especially of behaviour or clothing) Avoiding being sexually suggestive.. Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one's achievements; unpretentious, humble.. Small, moderate in size.

Words with the same origin as modest

Descendants of *mod-os

model modern modesty modify module mood