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Etymology of the English word sacrifice

the English word sacrifice
derived from the Old French word sacrifice
derived from the Latin word sacrificium (sacrifice, offering to a deity)
derived from the Latin word sacer (sacred; sacred, holy, consecrated)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *sak-
derived from the Latin word sacrificare (sacrifice; celebrate the Mass)
derived from the Latin word sacrum (sacrifice; sacred vessel; religious rites)
using the Late Latin suffix -ficare
derived from the Latin word facere (to make; act, take action, be active; compose, write; classify; do, make; create; make, build, construct; produce; produce by growth; bring forth)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *dhē-
using the Latin suffix -ficium

Date

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

Derivations in English

sacrificed, sacrificing

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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