Other Word Forms of Humble
Origin of Humble
From Old French (h)umble, from Latin humilis (“low, slight, hence mean, humble”) (compare Greek χαμαλός (khamalos, “on the ground, low, trifling”)), from humus (“the earth, ground”), humi (“on the ground”). See homage, and compare chameleon, humiliate.
Middle English from Old French from Latin humilis low, lowly from humus ground dhghem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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