assault etymology

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

Detailed word origin of assault

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 (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (transitive) to jump on.
asault Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
assault English (eng) (criminal, _, legal) An attempt to commit battery: a violent attempt, or willful effort with force or violence, to do hurt to another, but without necessarily touching his person, as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner, or by striking at him and missing him.. (fencing) A non-competitive combat between two fencers.. (singulare tantum, legal) The crime whose action is such an attempt.. [...]

Words with the same origin as assault

Descendants of salio
assailant 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