accent etymology

English word accent comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin cantus (Song, chant, singing, incantation.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word accent. Currently you are viewing the etymology of accent with the meaning: (Noun) (archaic) Utterance.. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10, meaning six feet ten inches.. (figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.. (geometry) A mark at the [...](archaic) Utterance.. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10, meaning six feet ten inches.. (figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.. (geometry) A mark at the [...]

Detailed word origin of accent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
cantus Latin (lat) Song, chant, singing, incantation.
accino Latin (lat) I sing to.
accentus Latin (lat) (figuratively) intensity, violence. (phonology) accent, tone, accentuation. A blast, signal.
acent Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
accent Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
accent Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
accent English (eng) (archaic) Utterance.. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10, meaning six feet ten inches.. (figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.. (geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27, meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds.. (linguistics) A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a [...]

Words with the same origin as accent

Descendants of ad
aboard according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of cantus
cant chant enchanted enchanting