Pretium etymology


Latin word pretium comes from Latin compenso, Latin -tione, Old French recompenser, and later Latin compensatio (Weighing (of factors), balancing, equalizing.)

Etymology of pretium

Detailed word origin of pretium

Dictionary entry Language Definition
compenso Latin (lat) I balance, poise, weigh, offset (one thing against another). I compensate.
-tione Latin (lat)
recompenser Old French (fro)
compensatio Latin (lat) Weighing (of factors), balancing, equalizing.
recompense Old French (fro) Recompense; compensation.
compensation English (en) A recompense or reward for some loss or service.. An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.. Something which is regarded as an equivalent; something which compensates for loss. The act or principle of compensating.. The extinction of [...]
pretium Latin (lat) Bribe. Pay, hire, wage, reward. Punishment. Ransom. Worth, price, value, cost.