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Etymology of Finance

Etymology: Origin of the word Finance

Meaning

The word finance has different but interrelated meanings, namely, 1) the management of large amounts of money -specially by governments or large companies, 2) giving monetary suport for an enterprise and 3)  the monetary resources and affairs of a State, organization or person.

Etymology

Financius, from the noun finis (“end”) is the Latin etymological origin of the modern English word Finance.

It migrated from Latin to old French as finaunce,  from finer ‎(to pay a ransom), whence also English fine ‎(to pay a penalty).

In fact, the original English sense was “ending”. The sense  “ending/satisfying a debt” came from French influence.

So in the mid 15th century the sense was “ransom”, and later in the same century, “taxation”.

It was first recorded in the sense of managing money in 1770.

1- Old French: Fin

2- Old French: Finer English: Fine

3- Late Middle English: Finance

Finance in Many languages

Language Ways to say finance
Albanian financë
Basque Finantzaketa
Belarusian фінансы
Bosnian finansije
Bulgarian финанси
Catalan finances
Croatian financije
Czech finance
Danish finans
Dutch financiën
Estonian rahandus
Finnish rahoittaa
French financement
Galician finanzas
German Finanzen
Greek Οικονομικών
Hungarian pénzügy
Icelandic fjármál
Irish airgeadas
Italian finanza
Latvian finanses
Lithuanian finansai
Macedonian финансии
Maltese finanzi
Norwegian finans
Polish finanse
Portuguese finanças
Romanian finanțe
Russian финансы
Serbian финансије
Slovak financie
Slovenian finance
Spanish finanzas
Swedish finans
Ukrainian фінанси
Welsh cyllid
Yiddish פינאַנצן

Saying Finance in Asian Languages

Language Ways to say finance
Armenian ֆինանսներ
Azerbaijani maliyyə
Bengali অন্যদের
Chinese Simplified 财政
Chinese Traditional 財政
Georgian ფინანსთა
Gujarati નાણા
Hindi वित्त
Hmong hais txog nyiaj txiag
Japanese ファイナンス
Kannada ಹಣಕಾಸು
Kazakh қаржы
Khmer ហិរញ្ញវត្ថុ
Korean 재원
Lao ທາງດ້ານການເງິນ
Malayalam ധനകാര്യ
Marathi अर्थ
Mongolian санхүү
Myanmar (Burmese) ဘဏ္ဍာရေး
Nepali वित्त
Sinhala මූල්ය
Tajik молия
Tamil நிதி
Telugu ఫైనాన్స్
Thai การเงิน
Urdu خزانہ
Uzbek moliya
Vietnamese tài chánh

Saying Finance in Middle-Eastern Languages

Language Ways to say finance
Arabic تمويل
Hebrew מימון
Persian امور مالی
Turkish maliye

Saying Finance in African Languages

Language Ways to say finance
Afrikaans finansies
Chichewa zachuma
Hausa finance
Igbo ego
Sesotho tsa ditjhelete
Somali Maaliyadda
Swahili fedha
Yoruba Isuna
Zulu ezezimali

Saying Finance in Austronesian Languages

Language Ways to say finance
Cebuano finance
Filipino pananalapi
Indonesian keuangan
Javanese finance
Malagasy bola
Malay kewangan
Maori pūtea



Saying Finance in Other Foreign Languages

Language Ways to say finance
Esperanto financoj
Haitian Creole finans
Latin oeconomicis

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