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Etymology of the English word devious

the English word devious
derived from the Classical Latin word devius (erratic, inconsistent, devious; remote, secluded; out-of-way)
using the Late Latin prefix de-
derived from the Latin word de (away; down)
derived from the Late Latin word via (way, road, street)
derived from the Latin word vehere (bear, carry, convey)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *wegh-


The earliest known usage of devious in English dates from the 16th century.


Word found in Modern English

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