Modify etymology


English word modify comes from Latin modus, Latin faciendus, and later Latin modifico ((intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.)

Etymology of modify

Detailed word origin of modify

Dictionary entry Language Definition
modus Latin (lat) (grammar) mood, mode. Bound, limit. Manner, method, way. Measure.
faciendus Latin (lat)
modificari Latin (lat)
modifico Latin (lat) (intransitive) I limit. (transitive) I control, regulate.
modifier Middle French (frm)
modifien Middle English (enm)
modify English (en) (intransitive) To be or become modified.. (transitive) To make partial changes to.

Words with the same origin as modify

Descendants of modus

model modest modesty module mood