adversary etymology

English word adversary comes from Latin adversus, and later Latin adversarius (Enemy, adversary, opponent, rival Adverse, hostile.)

Detailed word origin of adversary

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
adversus Latin (lat)
adversarius Latin (lat) Enemy, adversary, opponent, rival Adverse, hostile.
aversaire Old French (fro) Adversary; opponent.
aversaire Anglo-Norman (xno)
adversary English (eng) An opponent or rival.

Words with the same origin as adversary

Descendants of adversus
adverse adversely adverseness adversity