Profound etymology


English word profound comes from Latin fundus, Latin pro, and later Old French profont ((figuratively) deep; profound. Deep (of a liquid).)

Etymology of profound

Detailed word origin of profound

Dictionary entry Language Definition
fundus Latin (lat) An authority. Bottom. Farm; piece of land; estate. Foundation. Ground.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
profundus Latin (lat) Boundless, vast; bottomless. Deep, profound. Intense, extreme, profound; immoderate. Obscure, unknown, mysterious. Thick, dense.
profont Old French (fro) (figuratively) deep; profound. Deep (of a liquid).
parfont Old French (fro)
profond Middle French (frm) Bottom (lowest part) Deep (of water, etc.).
profond French (fr) Deep. Profound.
parfond Middle French (frm) Deep.
profound Anglo-Norman (xno)
profound English (en) (obsolete) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.. (obsolete) To dive deeply; to penetrate. (obsolete) An abyss.. (obsolete) The deep; the sea; the ocean. Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive. Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading. Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to great depth; deep.. [...]

Words with the same origin as profound

Descendants of fundus

confuse foundation

Descendants of pro

purchase pure purpose