Promise etymology


English word promise comes from Latin promittere, and later Latin promissum (Promise.)

Etymology of promise

Detailed word origin of promise

Dictionary entry Language Definition
promittere Latin (lat)
promissum Latin (lat) Promise.
promissa Malayalam (mal)
promesse Old French (fro) Promise.
promis Middle English (enm)
promise English (en) (countable) A transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use.. (countable) An oath or affirmation; a vow.. (countable, computing, programming) A placeholder object that can be manipulated in code before it has been assigned a value.. (countable, [...]