Statue etymology


English word statue comes from Latin status (Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.)

Etymology of statue

Detailed word origin of statue

Dictionary entry Language Definition
status Latin (lat) Position, place. Rank, status. State, status, condition.
statuo Latin (lat) I decide, make up (my mind). I erect. I establish, determine, fix (the form or character of). I hold up, stop, end. I set up, station (in an upright position).
statua Latin (lat) A statue, especially one made of metal.
statue Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
statue English (en) (dated) A portrait.. A three-dimensional work of art, usually representing a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting. (transitive) To form a statue of; to make into a statue.

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