Category: English

Etymology, English, Due

Etymology From Middle English dewe, dew, due, from Old French deü (“due”), past participle of devoir (“to owe”), from Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō (“I owe”), from dē- (“from”) +‎ habeō (“I have”), from Proto-Italic *habēō or *haβēō, the latter…

English, Etymology, Fragmentation

Etymology fragment +‎ –ation Noun fragmentation (countable and uncountable, plural fragmentations) The act of fragmenting or something fragmented; disintegration. The process by which fragments of an exploding bomb scatter. (computing) The breaking up and dispersal of a file into non-contiguous areas…

English, Etymology, Fragment

Etymology Borrowed from Latin fragmentum (“a fragment, remnant”), from frangere, present active infinitive of frangō (“I break”), from Proto-Italic *frangō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg- (“to break”). Pronunciation (noun) IPA(key): /ˈfɹæɡmənt/ (verb) IPA(key): /fɹæɡˈmɛnt/, /ˈfɹæɡmɛnt/ Noun[edit] fragment (plural fragments)…

English, Etymology, -Ation

Etymology From Middle English -acioun, -acion, from Old French acion, -ation, from Latin -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (whence -tion), from Proto-Italic *-tjō, an n-stem extension of Proto-Indo-European *-tis. Suffix -ation An action or process ‎sediment + ‎-ation → ‎sedimentation…

Etymology, English, Block

Etymology From Middle English blok (“log, stump, solid piece”), from Old French bloc (“log, block”), from Middle Dutch blok (“treetrunk”), from Old Dutch *blok (“log”), from Proto-West Germanic *blokk, from Proto-Germanic *blukką (“beam, log”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵ- (“thick plank,…