assailant etymology

English word assailant comes from Latin salio, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.)

Detailed word origin of assailant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salio Latin (lat) (of male animals) I mount for copulation.. I leap, jump, bound.. I spring forth, flow down.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
assilire Latin (lat)
assalio Latin (lat)
asaillir Old French (fro) (transitive) to jump on.
asaillant Old French (fro)
assailant English (eng) (figuratively, by extension) A hostile critic or opponent.. Someone who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an attacker. Assailing; attacking.

Words with the same origin as assailant

Descendants of salio
assault insult sally
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent