attempt etymology

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

Detailed word origin of attempt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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. [1580]. The action of trying at something. [1530] (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.

Words with the same origin as attempt

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