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Etymology of the English word diary

the English word diary
derived from the Latin word diarium (diary, daily record, journal)
derived from the Latin word dies (day; daylight; specific day; day in question; date of letter)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *dyeu-

Date

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

Derivations in English

diarist

Cognates

German Diarium, Swedish diarium

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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