Tribute etymology


English word tribute comes from Latin tribus

Etymology of tribute

Detailed word origin of tribute

Dictionary entry Language Definition
tribus Latin (lat) A division of the Roman people.. A tribe.. One of the three original tribes of Rome: Ramnes, Tities, Luceres.. The mob, the lower classes.
tribuo Latin (lat) (transitive) I grant, bestow.. (transitive) I yield, give up, concede, allow.
tribuere Latin (lat)
tributus Latin (lat)
tribut Old French (fro)
tribute English (en) (mining) A certain proportion of the mined ore, or of its value, given to the miner as payment.. A payment made by a feudal vassal to his lord.. A payment made by one nation to another in submission.. An acknowledgment of gratitude, respect or admiration; an accompanying gift.. Extortion; protection money. (transitive) To pay as tribute.

Words with the same origin as tribute

Descendants of tribus

tribe tribunal