Plenty etymology


English word plenty comes from Latin plenum, Old French (842-ca. 1400) -té, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) plein (Full (at capacity with respect to space).)

Etymology of plenty

Detailed word origin of plenty

Dictionary entry Language Definition
plenum Latin (lat)
-té Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) -ty (suffix used to form nouns, often denoting a quality or a property).
plein Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Full (at capacity with respect to space).
plenitas Latin (lat) The state of being full; fullness; abundance, copiousness, plenty, repletion.
plenté Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Abundance; much; a lot. Fullness (quality of being full).
plenté Anglo-Norman (xno)
plenty English (en) More than enough. (nonstandard) many. (nonstandard) much, enough (obsolete) plentiful A more than adequate amount. (colloquial) Used as an intensifier, very.. More than sufficiently.

Words with the same origin as plenty

Descendants of -té