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Etymology of the English word debate

the English word debate
derived from the Old French word debatre
derived from the French word battre
derived from the Old French word batre
derived from the Latin word battere (pound, beat, hit)
derived from the Latin word battuere (pound, beat hit, strike)
using the Proto-Indo-European prefix bhau- (to hit)
using the Old French prefix de-
derived from the Late Latin prefix de-
derived from the Latin word de (away; down)
derived from the Old French word debat
derived from the Latin word battere (pound, beat, hit)
derived from the Latin word battuere (pound, beat hit, strike)
using the Proto-Indo-European prefix bhau- (to hit)

Date

The earliest known usage of debate in English dates from the 13th century.

Derivations in English

debated, debating

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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