Victory etymology


English word victory comes from Latin vinco (I win, conquer.)

Etymology of victory

Detailed word origin of victory

Dictionary entry Language Definition
vinco Latin (lat) I win, conquer.
victor Latin (lat) Conqueror, vanquisher, victor Triumphant, conquering.
victoria Latin (lat) Victory.
victorie Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Victory.
victory Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
victory English (en) (rare) To achieve a victory (countable) A winged figure representing victory, common in Roman official iconography. See Winged victory.. (countable) An instance of having won a competition or battle or succeeded in an effort.. (uncountable) The condition of having succeeded in a conflict or other effort.

Words with the same origin as victory

Descendants of vinco

convict conviction convince