attention etymology

English word attention comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin attineo, Latin -tione, Latin tendere, Latin tendo

Detailed word origin of attention

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
attineo Latin (lat) (used impersonally) I am useful or important.. (used impersonally) I belong somewhere, pertain or relate to, concern.. I bring or hold to or near.. I hold fast, keep, detain, hold back, delay.. I hold possession of, retain, occupy, preserve, keep, guard.. I stretch or reach out to.
-tione Latin (lat)
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
attenta Latin (lat)
attentio Latin (lat) Attention, attentiveness.
attencioun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
attention English (eng) (countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.. (uncountable) mental focus.. (uncountable, military) A state of alertness in the standing position. (Discuss([/Wiktionary:Tea_room/2018/March?action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5Battention%5D%5D +]) this sense) (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the [...]

Words with the same origin as attention

Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of attineo
attendance attentive bartender tender
Descendants of tendere
intend intense intensive tendency
Descendants of tendo
content extend extension extensive extent intensity intention intentional pretend pretentious tense tension tenure