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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…

Etymology, English, Significant

Etymology From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum (“sign”) + ficare (“do, make”), variant of facere. Pronunciation IPA(key): /sɪɡˈnɪ.fɪ.kənt/ Adjective significant (comparative more significant, superlative most significant) Signifying something; carrying meaning. Synonym: meaningful a significant word or sound a significant look…

Etymology, English, Between

Etymology From Middle English betwene, from Old English betwēonan, betwēonum (“between, among, amid, in the midst, meanwhile”, dative plural, literally “by the two, near both”), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (“be-”) + *twīhnaz (“two each”), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ (“two”), corresponding…

Etymology, English, Be-

Etymology From Middle English be-, bi-, from Old English be- (“be-”), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (“be-”), from Proto-Germanic *bi (“near, by”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi (“at, near”), would be the locative case of *h₁eps (from *h₁ep-), which could…

Etymology, English, Appear

Etymology From Middle English apperen, aperen, borrowed from Old French aparoir (French apparoir, apparaître), from Latin appāreō (“I appear”), from ad (“to”) + pāreō (“I come forth, I become visible”), from Proto-Italic *pāzēō, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-s- (“watch, see”), s-present of *peh₂- (“protect”).…