Suspect etymology


English word suspect comes from Latin sus-, Latin specio (I observe, watch, look at.)

Etymology of suspect

Detailed word origin of suspect

Dictionary entry Language Definition
sus- Latin (lat)
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
suspicio Latin (lat) I admire. I look askance. I look up at or to. I suspect or mistrust.
suspectus Latin (lat) High regard, esteem, respect. The act of looking up or upwards.
suspect Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
suspect English (en) (intransitive) To have suspicion.. (transitive) To believe (someone) to be guilty.. (transitive) To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).. (transitive) To imagine or suppose (something) to be true, or to exist, without proof.. (transitive, obsolete) To look up to; to respect. (nonstandard) Viewing with suspicion; suspecting.. Viewed with suspicion; suspected. A person who is [...]

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