attentive etymology

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

Detailed word origin of attentive

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.
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
attendo Latin (lat) I direct or turn toward.. I pay attention, attend (to).
attentif Old French (fro)
attentive English (eng) Courteous; mindful.. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

Words with the same origin as attentive

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