price etymology

English word price comes from Latin prehendere, English -ile ((non-productive) tending to, or capable of.), Proto-Indo-European *preti-, Spanish prehensus

Detailed word origin of price

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prehendere Latin (lat)
-ile English (eng) (non-productive) tending to, or capable of.
*preti- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
prehensus Spanish (spa)
pretium Latin (lat) Bribe. Pay, hire, wage, reward. Punishment. Ransom. Worth, price, value, cost.
prehensus Latin (lat)
prensus Latin (lat)
preis Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
price Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
price English (eng) (colloquial, dated) To ask the price of.. (obsolete) To pay the price of, to make reparation for.. (obsolete) To set a price on; to value; to prize.. To determine the monetary value of (an item), to put a price on. The cost of an action or deed.. The cost required to gain possession of something.. Value; estimation; excellence; worth.

Words with the same origin as price

Descendants of prehendere
comprehend dependent depending prize surprise
Descendants of *preti-
appreciate precious