Origin of Hypothecate
From Latin hypothecatus, past participle of hypotheco, hypothecare. This was in turn derived from Ancient Greek ὑποθήκη (hupothēkē, “pledge”), from the verb ὑποτίθημι (hupotithēmi, “to pledge as surety”).
Medieval Latin hypothēcāre hypothēcāt- from Latin hypothēca pledge, deposit from Greek hupothēkē from hupotithenai to give as a pledge, suppose hypothesis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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