Success etymology


English word success comes from Latin cedere, Latin sub

Etymology of success

Detailed word origin of success

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cedere Latin (lat)
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
succedo Latin (lat) I advance. I climb, mount or ascend. I enter. I follow. I succeed in.
success English (en) (business) financial profitability.. (obsolete) Something which happens as a consequence; the outcome or result. [16th-18th c.]. One who, or that which, achieves assumed goals.. The achievement of one's aim or goal. [from 16th c.]. The fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.

Words with the same origin as success

Descendants of cedere

procedure proceed process recess succession

Descendants of sub

souvenir suffer summon support suspect