apprentice etymology

English word apprentice comes from Latin apprehendere, and later Old French aprentis (Apprentice.)

Detailed word origin of apprentice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
apprehendere Latin (lat)
apprendo Late Latin (LL)
apprendere Latin (lat)
aprandre Old French (fro)
aprentif Old French (fro)
aprentis Old French (fro) Apprentice.
apprentice English (eng) (transitive) To be an apprentice to.. (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business. (dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.. (historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which [...]

Words with the same origin as apprentice

Descendants of apprehendere