English word attempt comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin tempto.
Attempt detailed word origin explanation
|ad || Latin (lat) ||(direction) toward, to, on, up to, for. |
|tempto || Latin (lat) ||I handle, touch. I test the strength; I make an attack upon. I test, try, attempt. I urge, incite, rouse. |
|attentare || Latin (lat) || |
|atempter || Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) || |
|attempt || English (eng) ||An assault or attack, especially an assassination attempt. . The action of trying at something.  (archaic) To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force.. (archaic) To try to win, subdue, or overcome.. (obsolete) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.. To try. |
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