chasity F

latin
CASTŭS

PURE, RITUAL ABSTINENCE IMPOSED BY RELIGION. THE WORDS "CHASTE" AND "CHASTITY" STEM FROM THE LATIN ADJECTIVE “CASTŬS” MEANING "PURE". THE WORDS ENTERED THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE 13TH CENTURY; AT THAT TIME THEY MEANT SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THINGS.

ENGLISH ENGLISH
chasity F English